Is Needlepoint Ivy Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Needlepoint Ivy

The Needlepoint Ivy is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

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

Needlepoint Ivy is a clinging evergreen vine plant and is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae. It usually grows to 20-30m tall and climbs at available surfaces. It is native to  most of Europe and western Asia. Needlepoint Ivy is commonly called as European ivy, English ivy or just ivy.

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

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