Is Horse Chestnut Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Horse Chestnut

The Horse Chestnut is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include coma, convulsions, depression, diarrhea, dilated pupils, excitement, loss of coordination, twitching, vomiting and wobbly.

Horse Chestnut is one of 13–19 species of Aesculu native primarily to the regions of the United States. It is a medium-sized tree growing to 15 to 25 m tall. Horse Chestnut seeds are toxic to both cattle and humans. The young foliage of the tree is also poisonous.

The scientific name for this plant is Aesculus glabra. Additional name for this plant include American Buckeye, Buckeye, Fetid Buckeye and Ohio Buckeye.

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