Is Purslane Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Purslane is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include depression, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, kidney failure, muscle weakness and tremors.

Purslane is an annual succulent that has leaves that are clustered at stem joints and ends and reddish, smooth mostly prostate stems. It belonged to the family Portulacaceae that grow up to 16 inches tall and yellow flowers that could grow up to 6 mm.

The scientific name for this plant is Portulaca oleracea. Additional name for this plant include Moss Rose, Red Root, Rock Moss, Pigwee, Pusley, Pursley, Verdolaga and Wild Portulaca.

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