Sago Palm Poisoning in Dogs

Sago Palm Toxicity refers to the conditon when a dog chews and/or ingests Sago Palm tree leaves.

The sago palm is also known colloquially as coontie palms, cardboard palms, cycads, or zymias. Leaves of Sago Palm tree have toxic properties and can cause severe damage to the liver and potentially death when they are ingested by dogs.

Common signs to watch out for Sago Palm tree poisoning include


Blood in feces

Bloody diarrhea

Icterus (yellow coloration of skin and gums)

Increased thirst

Increased urine


Bleeding easily (coagulopathy, DIC)

Neurological signs such as depression, circling, paralysis, seizures, coma


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