Is American Yew Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

American Yew

The American Yew is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include death, difficulty breathing, dilated pupils, drooling, dyspnea, muscular tremors, tremors and vomiting.

American Yew is a sprawling shrub that thrives in swampy woods, ravines,  lake shores and riverbanks. It features thin scaly brown bark, leaves that are flat, dark and green. It is conifer native to central and eastern North America.

The scientific name for this plant is Taxus canadensus. Additional name for this plant include Canada Yew, Canadian Yew, Creeping Hemlock, Dwarf Yew and Ground Hemlock.

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