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This is the Sago Palm Tree

March 16, 2011

Dear Sir,

Good story on the Sago Palm that should enlighten us folks. After being told of your story on the dog dying from the Sago Palm tree ingestion I felt obliged to send this picture along, it might help us know its look.

This is not the most common palm but they have been in my neighbourhood all my life. Those leaves must have looked like the plant I've seen some dogs nibble at through the years, poor Bella.

ROGER & OUT

Sandys

The sago palm decorates many gardens in Bermuda. What many people do not know is that it is highly poisonous to pets and humans if consumed. A chemical in the plant called cycasin can prove fatal or cause permanent liver and neurological damage. The seeds, which are attractive to dogs, are the most poisonous part of the plant.

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Published March 17, 2011 at 10:00 am (Updated March 17, 2011 at 10:31 am)

This is the Sago Palm Tree

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