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Question Does anyone know if the berries from Holly trees are poisonous?

We have 2 holly trees in our yard and it's dropping lots of berries.I have afraid that Duncan may ingest these.Are they poisonous?Does anyone know?
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Yes they are. I found a web site that lists poisonous plants.

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/mirror2...lantspets.html

I think the list of safe plants would be shorter

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I think that list is so long because it doesn't define which part of the plant is poisonous. I have a lot of plants that are "toxic" to dogs, but if you know which part is the problem, you can keep them out of trouble. For example, my tomato plants are in a raised bed and when I trim them, I make sure none of the leaves get down on the ground. My azaleas are in the front yard, where the dogs don't go.

Here is a shorter list that breaks down plants by indoor/outdoor and defines the part that is toxic:

http://www.petshealth.com/dr_library/poisplts.html

This list is a bit longer and it does say that the berries from English Holly are poisonous: http://www.dogpatch.org/doginfo/plants.html
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oh my it's everything in our back yard.... and we just put up a fence so we wouldn't have to worry. We have concord grapes growing that we were going toget rid of because of the grape toxitity-- but we have ivy, dafodils, hydrangea, peony's- yews, hemlock all of which we really can't get rid of....
maybe the grapes were the least of our worries.




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So long as you make sure they aren't nibbling on the plants when you are out, you can probably change a few out at a time - or limit the freedom of the dogs when you can't watch (?).

I should have known that Honeysuckle was poisonous! My neighbor has it growing on our fence and it grows like a weed, so I have to keep it trimmed often just for neatness' sake. One time I was trimming and one of my girls ran over and grabbed a leaf in her mouth, like she usually does. Within a minute, she puked it up and ran off. I've kept them away from her since then, but now I know what caused it. No wonder.
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This was perfect timing as I am planning on having some landscaping done to my backyard this year. I will make sure that only dog friendly plants are included.
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We keep our dog yards clean with one of these:

http://www.billygoat.com/site/intro.aspx?pid=49

Have to put the dogs up first or it would blow them away too.
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Hi Tom: The link didn't work for me. What is it?

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The last two days Logan has run straight to one of my Gardens & bites off a pansy flower & eats it. Does anyone have a pup who has a love of a certain plant?? It drives me crazy - he then runs around the garden to eat more when I am not looking!!! I am told that Pansys are not toxic, I hope they are right.
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Wow! Great information at those sites. Thank you, Kimberly!

Laurie, violets, pansies and quite a few other flowers are used in foods/salads and such so they are safe for humans. I'm sure they'd be on those lists if they weren't for pets.

Ummm.. yeah Tom. Same here with that link. I got the "Billy Goat" page but no writing on it.




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