Is Heavenly Bamboo Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Heavenly Bamboo

The Heavenly Bamboo is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include coma, death, dyspnea, hyperventilation, incoordination, respiratory failure, seizures, and weakness.

Heavenly bamboo is widely cultivated as a decorative plant since it features bright red leaves in cool months with new stunning leaves that sprout in spring. They are native to eastern Asia from the Himalayas to Japan and the only member in the monotypic genus Nandina. This flowering plant belongs to the family Berberidaceae.

The scientific name for this plant is Nandina domestica. Additional name for this plant include Nandina and Sacred Bamboo.

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