Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia seguine)

(Dieffenbachia seguine)

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Dumb Cane can grow from 3 to 1o feet in height and 2 to 3 foot wide. The large broad green leaves are often variegated with white or cream patterns.


Native to the Tropical Americas as well as several Caribbean Islands and Puerto Rico. its range is from northern South America throughout Central America up to the southern regions of Mexico.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:
Insoluble calcium oxalates
Calcium oxalate is highly insoluble and contributes to kidney stones, gout, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Clinical Signs:
A small dose of calcium oxalate is enough to cause intense sensations of burning in the mouth and throat, swelling, and choking that could last for up to two weeks. In greater doses it can cause severe digestive upset, breathing difficulties, coma or even death. Recovery from severe oxalate poisoning is possible, but permanent liver and kidney damage may occur.


 Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.

 If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
contact your local veterinarian or
the ASPCA’s 24-hour emergency poisoning hotline directly