Is Poison Hemlock Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Poison Hemlock

The Poison Hemlock is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include agitation, collpase, death, diarrhea, drooling, muscle spasm, tremors and paralysis.

Conium maculatum, the hemlock or poison hemlock, is a highly poisonous biennial herbaceous flowering plant in the carrot family Apiaceae, native to Europe and North Africa. A hardy plant capable of living in a variety of environments, hemlock is widely naturalized in locations outside its native range, such as parts of North and South America, Australia and West Asia, to which it has been introduced.

The scientific name for this plant is Conium maculatum. Additional name for this plant include California Fern, Deadly Hemlock, Nebraska Fern, Poison Parsley, Spotted Corobane and Spotted Hemlock.

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