Is Groundsel Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Groundsel is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include aimless walking, anorexia, ataxia, depression, diarrhea, incoordination, liver failure, muddy mucous membranes, sleepiness, vomiting, weakness, weight loss, and yawning.

Groundsel is part of the daisy family of the genus Senecio. The scientific Latin genus name, Senecio, means “old man.”

The scientific name for this plant is Senecio species. Additional names for this plant include Old-Man-in-the-Spring, Ragwort, and Senecio.

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