Is Wild Coffee Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Wild Coffee

The Wild Coffee is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include anorexia, contact dermatitis, depression, fatigue, increased heartbeat, loss of appetite and vomiting.

Wild coffee is a shrub native to the paleotropics and neotropics. The leaves are ovate or elliptic. It can be dark green or  multicolored with margins of white or pale yellow. Wild coffee has erect branches that grow to a height of up to 24 feet. 

The scientific name for this plant is Polyscias guilfoylei. Additional name for this plant include Coffee Tree, Geranium Aralia and Geranium-Leaf Aralia.

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