Oak Tree (Quercus)

OAK TREE
(Quercus)
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Oak-Leaves-and-AcornsAcorn and branch of Oak Leaves

There are over 600 extant species of Oak and found within that diversity they can be either a tree or a shrub. The deciduous species of Oaks typically do not drop their dead leaves until spring. In the spring oaks produce male flowers called catkins and small female flowers. The Fruit is a capped nut commonly referred to as an Acorn. Each acorn is contains a single seed that takes 6 to 18 months to mature.

Distribution:
Native the the northern hemisphere they are  deciduous and evergreen. The evergreen species extends from the cool northern hemisphere to the tropical latitudes in Asia and the Americas.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion

Toxic Principle:
Tannic acid

Clinical Symptoms:
depression, constipation, diarrhea (which may contain blood), blood in urine, and colic and may also cause kidney damage and gastroenteritis.

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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 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

 1-888-426-4435