Is Philodendron Pertusum Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Philodendron Pertusum

The Philodendron Pertusum is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include diarrhea, difficulty in swallowing, excessive drooling, intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips, tongue, mouth swelling, oral irritation and vomiting.

Philodendron Pertusum is a genus in the family Araceae. Compared to the other members of the family, they have a diverse range of growth methods which could vary from epiphytic, hemiepiphytic, or terrestrial. There are others that grow in combination depending on the environment. They are commonly cultivated as indoor and ornamental plants.

The scientific name for this plant is Philodendron spp. Additional name for this plant include Ceriman, Cheese Plant, Mexican Breadfruit, Monstera and Swiss Delicious Monster.

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