Is True Aloe Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

True Aloe

The True Aloe is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, lethargy, loss of appetitie, tremors and vomiting.

True aloe are cultivated for many uses. It is sometimes grown  for decorative uses in homes and gardens. While some, take advantage of their medicinal and agricultural benefits.  This succulent plant originated from the Arabian Peninsula and grows wild arid, tropical and semi-tropical climates.

The scientific name for this plant is Aloe barbadensis. Additional name for this plant include Acemannan, Aloe Africana, Aloe Arborescens Miller, Aloe Barbadensis, Aloe Barbadesis, Aloe Capensis, Aloe-Coated Gloves, Aloe Ferox, Aloe Gel, Aloe Latex, Aloe Leaf Gel, Aloe Mucilage, Aloe Natalenis, Aloe Perfoliata, Barbados Aloe, Medicine Plant and True Aloe.

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