Is Hyacinth Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Hyacinth is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include allergic reactions, depression, dermatitis, diarrhea, drooling, oral irritation, rapid breathing, tremors and vomiting.

Hyacinth is a strongly fragrant flowers widely grown in temperate areas. It is native to northern Palestine, southern and central Turkey, southwestern Asia and Lebanon. This bulbous plant has strap shaped succulent leaves that could grow up 35 cm long and bear 5-20 purple flowers in the flowering stem. This plant species belongs to Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloidiae.

The scientific name for this plant is Hyacinthus orientalis. Additional name for this plant include Common Hyacinth, Dutch Hyacinth and Garden Hyacinth.

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