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Hydrangea

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.

Hydrangeas are a plant that do well indoors and outdoors making them a popular household flower. They are colorful and give off a wonderful smell. For dogs and cats, that smell can be inviting and sometimes hard to resist. These plants do have a secret weapon though. When they are damaged, they give off the chemical compound cyanide (found in many types of poisions). Luckily, when exposed to small amounts of these plants, dogs and cats usually only end up with minor GI concerns such as vomiting and diarrhea. If large amounts of this plant have been eaten, please consult with your veterinarian right away for treatment.

Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Part of plant: 
All
Symptoms: 
Vomiting and diarrhea.
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