Pet Care

Privet

Common Privet
Additional Common Names: amur, wax-leaf, common privet
Scientific Name: Ligustrum japonicum
Family: Oleaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Terpenoid glycosides
Clinical Signs: Gastrointestinal upset (most common), incoordination, increased heart rate, death (rare).

If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

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