12 Plants That Are Toxic to Pets

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If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call animal poison control at 888-426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.

A beautiful houseplant or a blooming garden can brighten up any home, but before you pick up or plant something new, get familiar with 12 of the most common household and garden plants that can cause harm – or death – if ingested by your beloved cat and/or dog. The variety of afflictions and symptoms each household or garden plant can cause varies widely. Please research your plants before exposing them to your pet(s).  

Be aware of the following common household and garden plants that are poisonous to dogs and cats:

  1. Aloe Vera
  2. American Holly
  3. Asparagus Fern
  4. Caladium
  5. Castor Bean
  6. Fiddle-Leaf Fig
  7. Jade
  8. Kalanchoe
  9. Monstera Deliciosa
  10. Mother of Millions
  11. Poinsettia
  12. Tomato Plant

However, there are many pet-safe household and garden plants too. Some include: Bamboo, Boston Fern, African Violets, and Spider Plant.

Note: This is not a complete list and plants can vary in color and size. Check here for a complete list of plants that are both poisonous and non-toxic to cats and dogs.  

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