Is Japanese Yew Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Japanese Yew

The Japanese Yew is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

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

Japanese Yew is a large shrub or tree with leaves that are arranged spirally on the stem. It could grow from 10m to 18m and its trunk can reach up to 60cm. It originated from Japan, Korea, China and southeast of Russia. 

The scientific name for this plant is Taxus sp.. Additional name for this plant include Anglo-Japanese Yew, Common Yew, English Yew, Pacific Yew, Spreading Yew, and Western Yew.

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