KALANCHOE POISONING IN DOGS AND CATS
 
Description    Plants of the genus KALANCHOE are generally ornamentals or houseplants but can be found in the wild in tropical areas. They contain toxic cardiac glycosides.
 
Species   Canine, Feline
 
Signs   Abnormal behavior, aggression, changing habits, Anorexia, Arrhythmia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Bradycardia, Cold skin, Colic, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Excitement, First degree atrioventricular heart block, Generalized weakness, Increased frequency of urination, Increased respiratory rate, Melena or occult blood in feces, stools, Nystagmus, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Polyuria, Second degree atrioventricular heart block, Seizures or syncope, Sudden death, Tachycardia, Tetany, Third degree, complete, atrioventricular heart block, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Milewski LM. An overview of potentially life-threatening poisonous plants in dogs and cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2006;16:25-33 [Web Reference]
Smith G. Kalanchoe species poisoning in pets. Vet Med 2004;99:933
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