Is Milfoil Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Milfoil is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include anorexia, depression, diarrhea, hypersalivation, increased urination, skin irritation, and vomiting.

Milfoil has various uses in different counties. In some countries, they are being used as repellent for pest insects while in New Zealand and Australia they are being used as a feed for livestock since they grow in common areas roadsides, fields, meadows and etc.  Milfoil plant belongs to the family Asteraceae.

The scientific name for this plant is Achillea millefolium. Additional name for this plant include Common Yarrow, Gordaldo, Nosebleed plant, Old Man’s Pepper, Sanguinary, Soldier’s Woundwort, Thousand-leaf, Thousand-seal, and Yarrow.

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