Is Kiss-me-quick Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Kiss-me-quick is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include coughing, diarrhea, disorientation, hypersalivation, inability to regulate body temperature, incoordination, lethargy, seizures, tremors and vomiting.

Kiss-me-quick are shrubs and small trees in the family Solanaceae. There are 50 species of these flowering plants. This is from the nightshade family  which means that some genus contains toxic components. The flowers have five broad petals and the  leaves are alternately arranged.

The scientific name for this plant is Brunfelsia species. Additional name for this plant include Brazil Raintree, Franciscan Rain Tree, Lady-of-the-Night, Morning-Noon-And-Night and Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow.

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