Is Shatavari Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Shatavari is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, allergic dermatitis, anorexia, diarrhea and vomiting.

Shatavari is a native to southern Africa from Mozambique to South Africa. It is usually cultivated under glass since it cannot tolerate frost. This evergreen perennial plant is closely related to the vegetable asparagus.

The scientific name for this plant is Asparagus densiflorus cv sprengeri. Additional name for this plant include Asparagus, Asparagus Fern, Climbing Asparagus, Climing Feather Fern, Emerald Feather, Emerald Fern, Feather Fern, Lace Fern, Plumosa Fern, Racemose Asparagus and Sprengeri Fern.

Image: / Duangphorn Wiriya

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