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Iris Is Poisonous To Pets




Plant Name: 
Iris
Scientific Name: 
Iris species
Family: 
Iridaceae
Toxins: 
Pentacyclic terpenoids (most concentrated in the rhizome), Alkaloids that irritate the gastrointestinal tract.
Poisoning Symptoms: 
Vomiting, occasionally with blood, depression , diarrhea, occasionally with blood, excessive drooling, abdominal pain.
Additional Information: 
Poisoning due to Iris ingestion is rare, though there have been reported cases of animals being poisoned by grazing in fields that contained wild Iris Plants and occassionaly dogs will dig up the bulbs and either ingest them entirely or chew on them.
First Aid: 
Prevent Further Ingestion of the Plant, Induce Vomiting to remove an undigested portions of the plant. The vomiting and diarrhea should subside within a few hours, if symptoms persist seek supportive care by a veterinarian until the toxin is eliminated.
Species Affected: 
Toxic To Dogs
Toxic To Cats
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