Is Madagascar Dragon Tree Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Madagascar Dragon Tree

The Madagascar Dragon Tree is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, depression, dilated pupils, drooling, inappetence, increased heartrate, incoordination, loss of appetite, staggering, vomiting and weakness.

Madagascar Dragon was formerly part of the family Dracaenaceae but then placed in to the family Agavaceae. The majority of this plant is found in Africa, southern Asia through to northern Australia, with two species in tropical Central America. There are about about 120 species of trees and succulent shrubs in the plant genus.

The scientific name for this plant is Dracaena marginata. Additional name for this plant include Dragon Tree, Red-Marginated Dracaena and Straight-Marginated Dracaena.

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