Is Mock Azalea Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Mock azalea

The Mock Azalea is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include anorexia, death, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, drooling, irregular heart beat, perspiration and vomiting.

Mock Azalea is a succulent shrub with flowers that can turn red or pink with whitish parts on the inside.  They belong to the dogbane family plant species and originated from the tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Arabia and Africa. It is an evergreen shrub however in a cold wave, leaves may also fall off.

The scientific name for this plant is Adenium obesum. Additional name for this plant include Bangkok Kalachuchi, Desert Rose, Desert Azalea, Impala Lily, Kudu Lily and Sabi Star.

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