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Is vinca rastrera poisonous to dogs?

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is vinca rastrera poisonous to dogs?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for you question. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
Yes, Vinca can be poisonous to dogs. Did you dog eat some? How long ago and how much?
They have to eat a lot of it to get seriously ill. Usually only enough is eaten to cause vomiting and diarrhea. There can be more serious side effects, but they are rare, probably because the plant does not taste good.
Let me know what other questions you have.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no just bought some and wanted to put it in the fenced area of the yard. I just wanted to know before I put in their area. I usually am outside when the dogs are but don't want to put their health in danger

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
I did some research and since it tastes bad we do not often see dog poisoned by it, but a few dogs have gotten very sick, and even died.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** great evening!

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
You are welcome!
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