Watch Out For These 5 Plants Poisonous To Dogs

Von John Griffith / April 01 2023
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Dogs are a joy to have. However, they are notorious for sticking their snouts into things they shouldn’t, as well as scarfing up pretty much anything they come across. That’s why it is very important to keep an eye on them at all times. One common, yet often overlooked danger to your dogs can be certain plants you keep in your home or garden. On the bright side, you can easily control these environments. By removing these “bad” plants¬†you can save yourself from some stressful situations and expensive vet bills. Plus, your furry friend won’t have to go through all the discomfort and pain caused by ingesting the toxic plant. Eating such plants can cause your dog symptoms such as vomiting, drooling, difficulty breathing, collapsing, and more. So, let’s see which plants are poisonous to dogs, so you can avoid them at all costs.

One common, yet often overlooked danger to your dogs can be certain plants

toxic plants for dogs dog sniffing daist

Plants Poisonous To Dogs

Plants are a great addition to any home, but if you have a furry friend, it’s best to reevaluate which species you look after. While these plants aren’t dangerous to have, they do become a problem when they are ingested. And even though you may not think your dog will want to have them as a treat, dogs love to nibble on things they are not supposed to. So, make life a bit easier for yourself and your dog by removing any toxic plants from your home or garden. Today we will take a look at some of the most common plants that may cause your furry friend problems.

Dogs love to nibble on things they are not supposed to

woman petting her dog

#Tulips

Tulips are a spring staple. They come in a variety of colors and look amazing. However, they can also cause your dogs quite the problems. The stem and flower are toxic, but the bulbs are especially dangerous if they manage to ingest them. Tulips have the toxic components tulipalin A and B. Dogs that ingested tulips can have serious symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, as well as depression. You can replace tulips with gerbera daisies which also come in a variety of colors.

Tulips come in a variety of colors and look amazing

field of different colored tulips

#Sago Palm

This leafy, low-maintenance palm is a great choice for a houseplant. Well, as long as you don’t have a dog. If your furry friend decides to nibble on this plant’s leaves then it can cause them severe abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal issues. It can also cause symptoms including tremors, seizures, as well as temperature-regulation issues. In the worst cases, it can cause liver failure and be fatal. So, keep this palm far away from your home. You can get a parlor palm instead.

This leafy, low-maintenance palm is a great choice for a houseplant

sago palm in a white pot

#Lily of The Valley

This plant has delicate white flowers and lush green foliage. It is a beloved indoor and outdoor plant. However, if you have a dog they are not a great choice. This dainty plant can cause serious issues to your dog as it is super poisonous. Lily of The Valley has a toxic compound called cardenolides which can cause a variety of symptoms, including an irregular heartbeat, confusion, reduced blood pressure, and more. So, make sure you keep your dog far away from this plant. Instead of this delicate flower, you can plant the equally delicate orchid.

This plant has delicate white flowers and lush green foliage

lily of the valley plant

#Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a very healing plant. As long as you are not a dog. This thick succulent has the toxins saponins and anthraquinones which can be very dangerous to dogs. The gooey gel can cause a variety of issues to your dog if it decided to take a bite out of it. Lethargy and an upset stomach are the most common symptoms of your dog nibbling on your aloe vera plant. It’s best to keep this plant far away from your dogs. You can get a zebra haworthia instead.

This thick succulent has the toxins saponins and anthraquinones 

plants poisonous to dogs aloe vera plant

#Elephant’s Ear

This plant is a real beauty. It has striking big dark green leaves, but it is also highly toxic to dogs. This is because it contains glass-like insoluble calcium oxalate crystals that can cause your dogs some really severe irritation both externally and internally. Instead of an Elephant’s ear, you can get calathea pinstripe as it has a similar tropical aesthetic.

This plant can cause your dogs some really severe irritation

houseplant alocasia elephant ear potted plant

These were the plants poisonous to dogs you should look out for. We hope you found this article useful. Now you know which plants may cause your furry friend harm and to avoid them at all costs both in nature and in their home environment.

These were the plants poisonous to dogs you should look out for

puppy trying to eat plant

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