Is Taro Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Taro

The Taro is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include difficulty in swallowing, drooling, irritation of the mouth, lips, tongue, oral irritation, pawing, and vomiting.

Taro is believed to have been one of the earliest cultivated plants. It is the most widely cultivated species of several plants in the family Araceae. Taro is grown widely for food staple in African, Oceanic and South Asian cultures for its edible corms used as vegetables, leaves, and petioles.

The scientific name for this plant is Caladium hortulanum. Additional name for this plant include Angel Wings, Ape, Cape, Caladium, Elephant Ears, Heart Of Jesus, Malanga, Pai, Via, and Via Sori.

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