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Plumeria

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.

Plumeria is a perennial, deciduous branching shrub or small tree with milky sap, leathery leaves in glossy dark green with conspicuous veins, and beautiful clusters of five-petaled flowers in a pinwheel shape. Those fragrant, showy flowers are most commonly white with a yellow center or various shades of pink, red, yellow, orange, and purple. The plant is native to warm, tropical areas like the Pacific Islands, Caribbean, and Mexico, so the vibrantly colored flowers are used to create leis.

Other names: 
Plumeria spp., Frangipani, Pagoda tree, Temple tree, Nosegay, Graveyard tree, West Indian jasmine, Singapore plumeria, lei flower
Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Part of plant: 
Bark and sap
Symptoms: 
Excessive salivation, vomiting, diarrhea
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