Is Rhubarb Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Rhubarb

The Rhubarb is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include kidney failure, oral irritation, salivation, tremors and vomiting.

Rhubarb is used for two distinct purposes. The roots are used  as medicine and its edible stalks were cooked and used for food.  It is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Polygonaceae. Rhubarb’s leaves are toxic making them inedible.

The scientific name for this plant is Rheum rhabarbarium. Additional name for this plant include Pie Plant.

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