5 Toxic House Plants Dog Owners Should Avoid

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.

green houseplant succulent aloe vera

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.

houseplant Crassula ovata jade plant money tree in white pot

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.

Caladium three colors

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.

Devil's ivy plant

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.


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