Associazione Italiana Veterinari Piccoli Animali
Affiliata WSAVA


Intossicazioni “indoor” negli animali domestici
Parte 5: Intossicazione da piante da appartamento


Della Rocca G., Conti M. B.
Dipartimento di Patologia, Diagnostica e Clinica Veterinaria, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Perugia

Fuccelli A.
Libero professionista, Cetona (Siena)


Although infrequent, poisoning by toxic plants are an important part of veterinary practice. Clinical symptoms which occur in such poisonings are often comparable to many other diseases: generalized clinical manifestations that often involve multiple organs causing a state of malaise. 

There are various degrees of toxicity in relation to the different botanical species, the nature of the toxic substance, amount ingested, age, sex, and also animal’s general conditions. The influence of these factors and in many cases the lack of pathognomonic signs, make the diagnosis of these poisonings to be difficult. 

In order to make an accurate differential diagnosis, knowledge of this branch of veterinary toxicology, too often omitted, becomes very important.


intossication, indoor plants, dog, cat