Is Locust Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Locust is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include anorexia, arrhythmia, death, depression, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, kidney damage, vomiting, and weakness.

Locust, commonly known in its native territory as black locust, is a medium-sized hardwood deciduous tree, belonging to the tribe Robinieae. It was introduced into Britain in 1636. This plant is endemic to a few small areas of the United States. It has been widely planted and naturalized elsewhere in temperate North America, Europe, Southern Africa and Asia and is considered an invasive species in some areas. Another common name is false acacia, a literal translation of the specific name.

The scientific name for this plant is Robinia spp. Additional names for this plant include Black Locust Tree, Chinese Scholar Tree, Common Robinia, False Acacia, Locust Tree, Robinia, Ship-Mast Locust, and Yellow Locust.

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