Is Yarrow Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Yarrow is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include anorexia, depression, diarrhea, hypersalivation, increased urination, skin irritation and vomiting.

Yarrow is a perennial plant that has leaves that are evenly distributed along the steam and inflorescence that has 4 to 9 phyllaries and white to pink flowers. They belong to the family Asteraceae and native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, North America and Asia. They are also common feed for livestock in Australia and New Zealand.

The scientific name for this plant is Achillea millefolium. Additional name for this plant include Common Yarrow, Gordaldo, Milfoil, Nosebleed plant, Old Man’s Pepper, Sanguinary, Soldier’s Woundwort, Thousand-leaf and Thousand-seal.

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