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Feature Christmas 2008: Seasonal Fayre

Festive medical myths

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 18 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2769

Poinsettia toxicity - cat is dead

I heard about your "news" that Poinsettia was not toxic in German
media. It was not mentioned that it means only for human beings. My cat
ate some leaves, it is dead now. So Poinsettia is (!) toxic - for
pets / small animals.

Sorry for my bad school English, but it is important for me to tell how
dangerous incomplete information can be.

Sylvia Sabrowski

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 January 2009
Sylvia Sabrowski
Special Education
59457 Werl Germany