Is Lavender Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Lavender

The Lavender is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include difficulty in breathing, inappetant, lethargy, muscle tremors, nausea, and vomiting.

The lavender derived its name from its shade of color. It is a widely cultivated species used as culinary herbs and also for its essential oils. Despite its uses for medicinal purposes, there is no  clinical evidence that lavender has any effects on diseases or improves health. It has 7 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Some of the genus are cultivated as ornamental plants for garden and landscape.

The scientific name for this plant is Lavendula angustifolia. Additional name for this plant include Common Lavender, English lavender, French lavender, and True Lavender.

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