Is Pieris Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Pieris is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include cardiovascular collapse, coma, death, depression, diarrhea, hyper salivation, loss of coordination, low blood pressure, vomiting, and weakness.

Pieris is a plant in the heather family, Ericaceae native to eastern China, Taiwan, and Japan . The flowers are white and borne in early spring. This plant is toxic if consumed by people or animals.

The scientific name for this plant is Pieris japonica. Additional names for this plant include Andromeda Japonica, Fetterbush, Japanese Andromeda, Japanese Pieris, and Lily-of-the-Valley Bush.

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