Is Oleander Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Oleander

The Oleander is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, colic, old extremities, death, depression, diarrhea, drooling, hypothermia and weak pulse.

Oleander is the only species currently classified in the Nerium genus. It is a shrub or small tree dogbane family Apocynaceae which is poisonous in all its parts – considered to be the most toxic cultivated garden plants. The name oleander is derived from its superficial resemblance to olive olea. It is not yet identified where it originated but most claims that it is from southwest Asia.

The scientific name for this plant is Nerium oleander. Additional name for this plant include Adelfa, Alheli Extranjero, Baladre, Espirradeira, Flor De São Jose, Cevadilha, Laurel De Jardín, Laurel Rosa, Laurier Rose, Flourier Rose, Olean, Aiwa, Rosa Francesca and Rosa Laurel.

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