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Tuesday - January 12, 2016

From: Republic, PA
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Title: Can a dog die from eating a holly bush?
Answered by: Joe Marcus

QUESTION:

Can a dog die from eating a holly bush?

ANSWER:

Some species of holly (Ilex spp.) are known to be toxic to dogs.  Other's do not seem to be a problem.  It would be very odd for a dog to actually eat a holly bush, but not very unusual for a dog -- especially a young one -- to chew on one.  The ASPCA has published a nice list of plants that pose a risk to dogs.

 

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