The Vinca is poisonous for both cats and dogs.
Typical symptoms include coma, death, depression, diarrhea, hypotension, incoordination, low blood pressure, seizures, tremors and vomiting.
Vinca is a flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. It is native and endemic to Madagascar. Commonly grown as ornamental plant, Vinca is also used to treat cancer because it is a source of the drugs vincristine and vinblastine. It features oval to oblong leaves, white to dark pink flowers and the fruit that is a pair of follicles.
The scientific name for this plant is Vinca rosea. Additional name for this plant include Greater Myrtle, Greater Periwinkle, Periwinkle and Running Myrtle.
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