Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sago Palms: Bane of Dogs, Humans and Animals

Also known as Cycas revoluta, this palm species is not only toxic to dogs, but also to humans. The seeds and nuts of sago are the most toxic parts of the palm. This palm contains a toxic chemical called ‘cycasin’. When ingested in large quantities (any part of the plant), it can harm the liver and neurological system permanently. Other than this, diarrhea, dizziness, bleeding from orifices, hind-limb paralysis, and seizures are a few signs a dog will show after its ingestion.
Poisonous Palms

Sago Palms, or Cycas revoluta, are very pretty as a landscaping plant, but they are VERY poisonous to dogs, cats, and humans

Cycas Revoluta, or the Sago Palm, has a deceiving name. It is not a palm at all, but a ‘cycad’. Poisonous to animals and humans. Sago seeds are a yummy treat. They can’t help but enjoy the crunchy nutty flavor.

Concentrations of cycasin, the primary toxin in cycads, are highest in the seeds and roots, but present in all parts of the plant. Ingestion of as few as one to two seeds can be fatal in dogs. Mortality has been reported to vary between 32% and 58%.

Dying Orchards, Missing Fish as Climate Change Fueled Europe’s Record Heat

“Earth’s hottest June on record was followed by a sizzling July that either tied or exceeded another global extreme. New studies point to global warming connections.”

Mild late winters are increasingly morphing directly into hot summer-like temperatures, often without beneficial spring rains, and trees are having a hard time keeping up with the changes. Some are dying, reflecting the global warming damage seen in forests elsewhere.

My Comment: Meanwhile, “artificially induced  climate change” is a human miscreation caused by the increased blanketing effect that CO2 and other greenhouse gases have on infrared radiation. Nothing more, nothing less. Everything else is politics.

Understanding Climate Change:

Doable Approaches to the “Drawdown of Carbon Dioxide”: