Is Wahoo Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Wahoo is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, cardiac arrest, constipation, diarrhea, hallucination, heart rhythm abnormalities, vomiting and weakness.

Wahoo is a small tree or shrub that is native to western North America from British Columbia to California. It is a member of the family Celastraceae where it is the only member of its growing wild. It features thin oval-shaped green flowers that could grow up to 1 and half cm and 5 small flowers. Each flower has pink to brown and white petals and fruit with 3 bulging lobes.

The scientific name for this plant is Euonymus occidentalis. Additional name for this plant include Burning Bush, Spindle Tree, Western Burning Bush and Western Wahoo.

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