Is Holly Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?


The Holly is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include caffeine like stimulatory effects, vomiting, depression, diarrhea and drooling.

Holly is a medium-sized evergreen tree growing on average to 33 ft up to 98 ft tall. It is a native plant  from eastern and south-central United States. It has small, greenish whit flowers borne in late spring. greenish white.The bark is roughened by small warty lumps and is light gray. Holly can be used to make a tea-like beverage.

The scientific name for this plant is Ilex opaca. Additional name for this plant include American Holly, Christmas Holly, English Holly, European Holly, Gallberry Shrubs, Inkberry, Oregon Holly White Holly, and Winterberry.

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