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Toxicity to pets
Branching ivy, also known as English ivy, is a long, woody, vine that grows on structures such as fences, walls, and trees. When it reaches the stage of growing on hosts such as those structures, its goes from growing leaves to producing small flowers. Similar to its more well known ivy family member poison ivy, this type of ivy is also toxic to the skin. Branching ivy’s toxicity is derived from triterpenoid saponins among other toxins including caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, and emetine. The foliage of this plant is more toxic than the berries.
Common signs to watch for:
The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.