Are Holly Berries Poisonous To Cats?


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Are holly berries poisonous to cats?

Yes, holly berries can be poisonous to both cats and dogs - especially if they're consumed in large quantities.

Numerous other berries and fruits can also be poisonous to cats, so make sure your cat doesn't make a habit of eating them!

Unlike humans, cats do not need fruit and vegetables to stay healthy. In fact, cats need plenty of protein to help them function properly, which is why the staple food of any cat's diet is meat.

There are numerous foods which will be poisonous to your pet cat:

  • Alcohol.
  • Apple seeds.
  • Apricot pits.
  • Cherry pits.
  • Candies or sweets.
  • Chocolate.
  • Coffee.
  • Grapes.
  • Hops.
  • Macadamia nuts.
  • Moldy foods.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Mustard seeds.
  • Onions and onion powder.
  • Peach pits.
  • Potato leaves and stems.
  • Raisins.
  • Rhubarb leaves.
  • Salt.
  • Tea.
  • Tomato leaves and stems.
  • Walnuts.
  • Yeast dough.
If it becomes clear that your cat has digested holly berries, then monitor them regularly.

If they begin to show signs of sickness - such as looking weak or vomiting - then take your cat to the nearest veterinary practice immediately.

Explain what has happened to your pet and the vet should be able to treat it with relative ease.

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