Glacier Ivy

Glacier Ivy

Plants

Scientific name

Hedera helix

Alternate names

English Ivy, Common Ivy, Branching Ivy, Needlepoint Ivy, Sweetheart Ivy, California Ivy

Toxicity to pets

Ingestion of this plant may cause GIT irritation, but it is not expected to cause systemic toxicity. Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and hypersalivation can be seen. The foliage is more toxic than the berries. Skin exposure may cause a contact dermatitis. Symptomatic and supportive care may be needed depending on the severity of signs.

 

Common signs to watch for:

  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain
  • hypersalivation
  • dermatitis
Glacier Ivy

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Mild

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Cats

Toxicity Level

Mild

Cows

Toxicity Level

Mild

Horses

Toxicity Level

Mild

Birds

Toxicity Level

Mild

Disclaimer

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.