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Saturday - March 07, 2015

From: Natchitoches, LA
Region: Southeast
Topic: Non-Natives
Title: Red Shrimp Plant Poisonous for Dogs?
Answered by: Anne Van Nest

QUESTION:

Is the Red Shrimp Plant poison to dogs?

ANSWER:

Red shrimp plant, Justica brandegeana is not a native plant, so Mr. Smarty Plants is less of an expert on this plant. But we can direct you to the Toxic and Non-toxic Plants list that has been created by the ASPCA. It doesn't list the shrimp plant as one that is toxic (or non-toxic) to dogs. But if you suspect that your dog is having an adverse effect from eating this plant, please seek advice from a veterinarian.

 

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