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Mistletoe "American"

Mistletoe "American"
Additional Common Names: American Mistletoe
Scientific Name: Phoradendron flavescens
Family: Viscaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Toxalbumin, pharatoxin viscumin (Lectins, Phoratoxins)
Clinical Signs: Gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular collapse, dyspnea, bradycardia, erratic behavior, (hallucinogenic in humans). Vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure (rare).

If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

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