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Begonia

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.

Begonia are from a huge genus of annual flowering plants grown for their variety of showy flowers and others for their showy foliage.  In warmer climates outdoors, and in hanging pots and indoor pots in the cooler climates.  The showy flowers can be in various shades of red, pink, yellow, and white which can be in large clusters of small flowers, very large singular flowers that have an open rose or carnation like appearance, and still others are tubular drooping flowers.  Some species have more colorful foliage with large, broad leaves with obvious veining in dark green or pink and some with a speckled appearance. 

Other names: 
Begonia spp., begonia semperflorens-cultorum, BX tuberhybrida, tuberous begonia, wax begonia
Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Symptoms: 
Oral irritation, excessive drooling, vomiting
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