Is Onion Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Onion

The Onion is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, blood in urine, hemolytic anemia, high heart rate, oral irritation, panting, vomiting and weakness.

Onion is a very common staple in homes and kitchens. It has become part of our daily cooking and used as an ingredient in our favorite meals. It is the most cultivated species of the genus Allium with close relatives such as leek, chive, chinese onion and garlic.. Onions are believed to have originated in Iran, western Indian subcontinent and Central Asia.

The scientific name for this plant is Allium cepa. Additional name for this plant include Bulb Onion and Common Onion.

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