Is Poison Daisy Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Poison Daisy

The Poison Daisy is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include allergic reactions, anorexia, bleeding, contact dermatitis, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.

Poison Daisy is flowering annual plant is also known as “stinking chamomile” because of its foul smell and also for its resemblance to the chamomile plant. However they can be differentiated with the true chamomile plant since they are lacking the membraneous scales underneath the flowers. They are native to Russia, Estonia, Lithuania and England and a member of the Asteraceae.

The scientific name for this plant is Anthemis cotula. Additional name for this plant include Camomille Puante, Cotula Maruta Foetida, Chigger-weed, Dog-daisy, Dog-finkle, Johnnyweed, Maroute, Manzanilla Loca, Maruta Cotula, Mayweed, Mather, Pig-sty-daisy, Stinking Chamomile and Wild Chamomile.

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