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Old 04-08-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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Poisoning cases from a toxic plant called the sago palm are appearing across the United States because the plant most commonly seen in southern states is now sold in big box stores and gardening shops nationwide.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:17 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Are you kidding, here in California we have tons of Sago Palms, we even have some.Do you have a link, and what is the poisioning.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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Are you kidding, here in California we have tons of Sago Palms, we even have some.Do you have a link, and what is the poisioning.
The link is at the top of my post.

http://www.vin.com/Members/VSPN/Libr...SPN_M01926.htm

Here's another one from the ASPCA poison control center. Looks like ingesting part of the plant can lead to liver disease and sometimes death.

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Old 04-09-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Oh my gosh, thank you for such important life saving information. This is the kind of information that is very informative, thank u so much.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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Thanks for the heads-up!
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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The sago palm is not a palm but a cycad..related to pines. The toxic part is the cone/seed.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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The sago palm is not a palm but a cycad..related to pines. The toxic part is the cone/seed.
I'm pretty sure that the whole plant is toxic. A dog chewing leaves off of a sago is not safe.

I grew up around them and hate, hate, hate those plants. My parents had some potted sagos on the front porch and I had to bring them inside during the odd cold snap in Houston. Those plants are mean and you can't get at them from any angle without the plant clawing you up.
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:06 AM
 
Location: on an island
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They are all around us. I don't even think they are that attractive.
The one good thing is that they get so big that they are usually planted near houses rather than at the edge of a lot, so we rarely walk right next to them.

It is also loquat season for Southerners. The fruit is okay but the seeds are at least slightly poisonous. Our 150 lb dog got into some our first year here and definitely showed some woozy effects.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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Thanks for the heads-up! We've got loquat seeds all over the backyard, and also sago palms, and a dog who likes to eat woody stuff... On that note, I trust everyone is aware that oleanders are terribly poisonous to ingest!
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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They are all around us. I don't even think they are that attractive.
The one good thing is that they get so big that they are usually planted near houses rather than at the edge of a lot, so we rarely walk right next to them.

It is also loquat season for Southerners. The fruit is okay but the seeds are at least slightly poisonous. Our 150 lb dog got into some our first year here and definitely showed some woozy effects.
I don't think the loquat seeds are terribly, terribly toxic, as you said, but I've had a dog that developed general joint pain and stiffness after eating a large quantity of the whole fruit.
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