Is Rhododendron Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Rhododendron

The Rhododendron is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include acute digestive upset, cardiovascular collapse, colic, coma, death, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, excessive drooling, hypersalivation, hypotension, leg paralysis, loss of appetite, loss of coordination, recumbency, stupor, twitching, vomiting, weakness, and weak heart rate.

Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal as well as the state flower of West Virginia and Washington. It is a genus of woody plants with 1,024 species. Most  have brightly colored flowers which bloom from late winter through to early summer.This evergreen or deciduous plants is commonly found in Asia but is also widespread throughout North America.

The scientific name for this plant is Rhododendron spp. Additional name for this plant include Azalea, Chamerion Angustifolium, Oleander, and Rosebay.

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