Is Oleander poisonous?

Edward Tapia killion at
Sat Aug 19 02:24:00 EST 1995

My wife and I just purchased a new home which has Oleander hedges along
the front of the property.  I have been told that oleander is very,
very poisonous.  Since we have 4 cats and 2 dogs, I'm worried of them
being poisoned while chewing on the hedges.  

Is oleander poisonous?  If so, is it poisonous enough to harm cats or
dogs?  If so, is it poisonous enough to hurt humans?  How?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.  We're supposed to move
in two weeks.

Please e-mail killion at with any thoughts or comments.

Thank you, all.

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