English Ivy

English Ivy

Plants

Scientific name

Hedera spp

Alternate names

Common Ivy, European Ivy, Glacier Ivy, Sweetheart Ivy

Toxicity to pets

The leaves and berries of English Ivy contain the toxin pentacyclic terpenoids. Clinical signs drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea are expected following ingestion by pets. Severe signs, although reported experimentally, are not expected following pet exposure to English Ivy. Signs are short-lived and veterinary care is generally not necessary, but if persistent vomiting or diarrhea occurs seek veterinary intervention.

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
English Ivy

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Mild

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Cats

Toxicity Level

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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.