Is English Holly Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

English Holly

The English Holly is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include dehydration, depression, diarrhea, drowsiness and vomiting.

English Holly is an evergreen tree that is native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia. It is in the genus Ilex, which is also “holly:. This plant has a woody stem, evergreen leaves that could last up to 5 years. It can adapt to different weather conditions and a plant species that repopulates the margins of forests or clearcuts.

The scientific name for this plant is Ilex aquifolium. Additional name for this plant include American Holly, European Holly, Inkberry, Oregon Holly, Prickly-Leaved Holly, Variagated Holly and Winterberry.

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