Is Privet Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Privet

The Privet is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include death, diarrhea, gastrointestinal upset, increased heart rate, incoordination, refusal of food, and vomiting.

Privet is native to central and southern Japan and Korea and widely cultivated in other regions too. It is also called wax-leaf privet or Japanese privet and known to be a species of Ligustrum. The privet plant is naturalized in California and in the southeastern United States from Texas to Virginia.

The scientific name for this plant is Ligustrum Japonicum. Additional names for this plant include Common Privet, Japanese Privet, Mur, and Wax-Leaf.

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