A very popular palm tree in Florida could be deadly to your pet.
Dogs and cats are attracted to the taste of the sago palm.
Sago palm contains cycasin, which is the primary active toxic agent resulting in severe liver failure in dogs and cats.
The entire tree, including the seeds, is toxic to dogs and cats.
30 percent of dogs who swallow any part of the sago palm die.
Even with aggressive treatment, the survival is about 50%.
The best thing to do is get rid of the plant.
If you suspect your dog or cat ate sago palm, call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline immediately 1- (800) 213-6680 Open 24 hours a day. There is a one time fee of $49. per incident
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