Is Paraguayan Jasmine Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Paraguayan Jasmine

The Paraguayan Jasmine is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include coughing, diarrhea, disorientation, hypersalivation, inability to regulate body temperature, incoordination, lethargy, seizures, tremors and vomiting.

Paraguayan Jasmine are small trees and neotropical shrubs that belong to the family Solanaceae. They have oval shaped leaves and large tubular flowers with 5 broad petals. Some of the members of this genus are known to be poisonous to domestic animals such as cats, dogs, and horses since it contains brunfelsamidine.

The scientific name for this plant is Brunfelsia species. Additional name for this plant include Brazil Raintree, Franciscan Rain Tree, Kiss-Me-Quick, Lady-of-the-Night, Morning-Noon-And-Night and Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow.

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