Is English Ivy Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

English Ivy

The English Ivy is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, choking, convulsions, diarrhea, dysphagia, hypersalivation and vomiting.

English Ivy is native to most of Europe and western Asia. These are the clinging evergreen vine mostly found in walls, trunks, its native habitat and gardens. The flowers bloom from late summer until late autumn. It is very rich in nectar and a good source for bees and other insects.

The scientific name for this plant is Hedera helix. Additional name for this plant include Branching Ivy, Calfornia Ivy, Common Ivy, European Ivy, Glacier Ivy, Ivy, Needlepoint Ivy and Sweetheart Ivy.

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