Is Laurel Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Laurel is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include cardiac failure, coma, diarrhea, fatigue, salivation, vomiting and weakness.

Laurel plant is native to the eastern United States. All parts of the plant are poisonous. This evergreen shrub in the heather family, Ericaceae grows to 3–9 m tall. Its flowers are round ranging from light pink to white, and occur in clusters which usually bloom in May and June. It is commonly called calico-bush, or spoonwood, mountain laurel. Mountain laurel is the state flower of Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

The scientific name for this plant is Kalmia latifolia. Additional name for this plant include Calico Bush, Ivy, Ivy Bush, Mountain Ivy, Mountain Laurel and Spoonwood.

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