Is Prayer Bean Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Prayer Bean

The Prayer Bean is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include cardiac failure, death, diarrhea, fever, high heart rate, muscle tremor, respiratory paralysis, severe vomiting, shock, and tremors.

This plant is a slender, perennial climber with long, pinnate-leafleted leaves that twines around trees, shrubs, and hedges. It is a herbaceous flowering plant in the bean family Fabaceae.

The scientific name for this plant is Abrus precatorius. Additional names for this plant include Buddhist Rosary Bead, Crab’S Eye, Indian Bead, Indian Licorice, John Crow Bead, Jequirity, Love Bean, Lucky Bean, Precatory Bean, Rosary Pea, Seminole Bead, and Weather Plant.

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