Known As: Tobacco, Nicotiana
Latin Name: Nicotiana spp.
Description: Member of the Nightshade family. Tall plants
with large hairy leaves and terminal clusters of tubular flowers on short
stalks. Flowers may be white, red, lavender, yellow-green or yellow.
Poisonous Parts: Leaves. Second-hand smoke.
Low toxicity. Toxins are the alkaloids nicotine and pyridine which
have an irritating effect on the gastrointestinal tract and the central
Symptoms: Gastrointestinal irritation, trembling, staggering,
weakness, breathing problems, heart problems, collapse,
birth defects, death.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian if cat has severe signs.