Is Lovage Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Lovage is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include diuretic, increased urination, laziness, and photosensitivity.

Lovage has been long cultivated in Europe for its medicinal and culinary purposes especially the southern European cuisine. It is a tall perennial plant, herbaceous, growing to 1.8–2.5m tall. The flowers usually bloom in late spring. 

The scientific name for this plant is Levisticum officinale. Additional name for this plant include Garden Lovage, Maggi Plant, and Smellage.

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