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Bleeding heart

Severity scale:
Caution
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.

Bleeding heart plants are short stemmed herbs with heart-shaped flowers that generally come in white or pale pink colors. The flowers grow in elongated clusters. The "fruit" of the plant is actually a tiny capsule in which many seeds are found.

Other names: 
Dicentra spp., Squirrel Corn, Dutchmans breeches, Turkey corn
Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Symptoms: 
Muscle trembling and staggering may be noticed first, excessive salivation, recumbency, tetanus-like seizures, fatalities rare
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