Known As: Rhubarb
Latin Name: Rheum rhabarbarum, Rheum officinale
Description: Red stems, large green leaves. Bushy, low-growing
plant. The leaves are large, stalked, and entire or lobed; the flowers
are small, whitish or red, and generally very numerous, in large loose
panicles of many-flowered clusters.
Poisonous Parts: Leaf blades. Contain mixture of
citric and malic acids.
Symptoms: Produces varied toxic effects. Drooling, vomiting,
diarrhea, abdominal cramps, swelling around the mouth, difficulty breathing,
muscular weakness, slow pulse, coma, death. Can cause
convulsions and death. (Even small amounts can result in death.)
Treatment: Unless your cat is unconscious or having convulsions,
induce vomiting and initiate procedures to delay
absorption and speed elimination. Get immediate veterinary assistance.