Aloe Vera

Severity scale:
This toxin is considered to be a moderate risk. However, your pet's medical history, age, weight, and breed could put him/her at higher risk. It is advised that you contact whiskerDocs or your primary veterinarian for further guidance about any steps you may need to take to ensure your pet's safety. If you choose to, you may monitor your pet closely, but the onset or worsening of any of the below symptoms warrants a trip to the emergency room.

Aloe Vera is a common natural health remedy. It can be used for sunburn, stomach ailments, and minor scrapes and wounds. It can be found in the form of health food drinks, gels and ointments and also straight from the plant itself. In our pets, aloe vera acts as a laxative and can cause diarrhea and vomiting. In severe cases, it can caue dehydration and electrolyte imbalance from prolonged GI upset. Your veterinarian will be able to guide you on care, depending on the amount your pet has eaten. If exposure to the skin occurs, flush the area with water and mild soap.

Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Part of plant: 
Vomiting, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea.
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