5 Toxic House Plants Dog Owners Should Avoid

Calling all dog owners!

Here is a list of 5 common house plants that are poisonous to dogs.

Listed below are 5 common house plants that are toxic to pets, especially dogs. There are more plants to beware of/own with precautions for dog owners on the ASPCA website; this is not an exhaustive list. If you are concerned you pet has consumed a toxic plant, reach out to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control at: (888) 426-4435



1. Sago Palm

The seeds, roots, and leaves are all poisonous to dogs. When ingested, this tropical ground palm can cause vomiting, diarrhea, liver failure and can be fatal. Avoid having this plant around where your dog may be.

2. Aloe Vera

This plant provides various benefits when applied topically, but it becomes an issue when it is ingested. Since these plants are typically potted, they can be kept up and out of harms way. If they are in ground, consider putting a small fencing around it. When ingested, this plant can cause vomiting, diarrhea and tremors.

3. Jade plant

This succulent style plant has grown in popularity among new plant lovers, but dog owners beware. Keep this house plant out of reach from your ever curious four legged friends. When ingested, this plant can cause vomiting and a slowed heart rate.

4. Caladium/Elephant Ear plant

This potted house plant adds a pop to any room, but maybe opt for the fake if you’re a dog owner. When ingested, this house plant can cause symptoms such as swelling and burning of the mouth, over drooling, and vomiting.

5. Devil’s Ivy

This common indoor plant is typical in homes of those looking to brighten their space. However, this isn’t great to have a household with dogs due to it’s toxicity. If ingested by your dog this poisonous plant can cause oral irritation, burning of the mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, and difficulty breathing.

There are plenty of safe alternatives to these common house plants. When choosing plants as a dog owner, take time to do your research. The outcome will be a happy and healthy pet!

Thanks for reading, check out our other blog posts for more pet tips and tricks.
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