Is Mexican Breadfruit Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Mexican Breadfruit
Monstera leaves

The Mexican Breadfruit is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include difficulty swallowing, foaming of the mouth, hoarseness, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, low energy, oral irritation and vomiting.

Mexican Breadfruit is a flowering plant belonging to the arum family Araceae. It is a native native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, south to Panama. It could grow up to 20 meter tall in the wild featuring its glossy heart shaped leaves. However, when grown indoors, it could only reach up to 3 meters high.

The scientific name for this plant is Monstera deliciosa. Additional name for this plant include Ceriman, Cutleaf Philodendron, Delicious Monster, Hurricane Plant, Monstera, Split-leaf Philodendron, Swiss Cheese Plant, Window and Leaf Plant.

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