Are Poinsettias Poisonous To Pets?



The general consensus is that the white, milky sap of the poinsettias can cause some gastrointestinal discomfort, but overall poinsettias are not poisonous to pets.

Here are some links to web sites for more information:

ASPCA Animal Poison Control

Purdue University

Also, in case you are wondering, poinsettias are not harmful to humans, adults or children.

 image So if you are looking to pull one over on Cousin Eddie this Christmas, you can whip him up a nice salad of romaine lettuce and poinsettia leaves with out fear of actually killing him.

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