Is Sago Palm Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Sago Palm

The Sago Palm is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include bruising, coagulopathy, death, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, icterus, increased thirst, liver damage, liver failure, melena, paralysis, seizures, tremors and vomiting.

Sago palm belong to the family Arecaceae, or cycads with a palm-like appearance. This plant species are used to produce sago, a starchy food commonly consumed today.

The scientific name for this plant is Cycas revoluta, zamia species. Additional name for this plant include Cardboard Palm, Coontie Palm, Cycads And Zamias, Japanese Sago Palm, King Sago, Sago Cycad and Sago Palm.

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