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Woman warns of toxic plant after dogs near-fatal Illness


After her dog became seriously ill, Stephanie Campisi, a Rancho Mirage renter contacted News Channel 3 and said she wants others to know about the dangers of the oleander plant.

It's prevalent throughout the desert and highly toxic to both animals and humans — with potentially fatal consequences from a single leaf. 

Campisi said Samson, her Jack Russell Terrier, experienced severe symptoms including vomiting, panting, drooling and shaking resulting in a $6,000 vet bill. 

Stay with News Channel 3 to learn more about the plant and hear Campisi story.

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