Is Pencil Cactus Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Pencil Cactus

The Pencil Cactus is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include diarrhea, drooling, irritation and vomiting.

Pencil Cactus is a hydrocarbon plant characterized by its fleshy and cylindrical stem with yellow flowers at the ends of the branches. It is considered poisonous since it emits poisonous latex that may blind

The scientific name for this plant is Euphorbia tirucalli. Additional name for this plant include African Milkbush, Milk Bush, Pencil Euphorbia, Rubber Hedge Euphorbia and Sticks of Fire.

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