Is Mint Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Mint Plant

The Mint is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and weakness.

Mint is herbaceous perennial plant that is native to Europe and southern temperate Asia, extending from Ireland in the west to southern China in the east. They are mainly cultivated to be used as flavouring and teas. Some cultivars also use them as a scent and aromatic oil. This plant is also known as spearmint, which was derived from its pointed leaf tips.

The scientific name for this plant is Mentha sp. Additional name for this plant include Autumn Crocus, Garden Mint, Meadow Saffron and Naked Ladies.

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