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Bamboo (Ornamental)

Severity scale:
No/low toxicity

This potential toxin is considered to be a mild risk or the symptoms are not considered serious. The risk level, however, may vary depending on the amount or part ingested (see details below). While in most cases you should be able to carefully monitor your pet at home, if any of the symptoms listed below appear, if your pet's condition worsens not improves, or if there is any change in your pet's behavior or other habits, please contact whiskerDocs or your primary veterinarian for further guidance.

Ornamental “Lucky” Bamboo is commonly sold as a houseplant with round, greenish yellow, ringed stalks approximately 1/2 inch in diameter and small narrow green leaves.  The stalks are often woven together and tied with colorful foil string. These plants are not actually bamboo, having the scientific name Dracaena Braunii, and ingestion of stalks and leaves can cause moderate GI signs. Please note that Heavenly Bamboo, or Sacred Bamboo, a completely different plant, is toxic to dogs and cats.

Other names: 
Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo, Phyllostachys aurea
Toxic to: 
None
Symptoms: 
Mild gastrointestinal upset.
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