36 Plants Known To Be Poisonous To Dogs

If you’re reading this plants poisonous to dogs list because your pet is already sick from eating the wrong thing, stop reading now and call your vet or poison control.

If not and it’s for prevention, whew! So glad for that and that you’re focused on making sure your house plants are dog-friendly non-poisonous plants! 

IMPORTANT: If your pet is sick NOW, stop reading and call SPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435 ASAP, or your local vet or animal hospital.

Plants and Pets

Are you a dog owner who also loves plants and flowers? Or perhaps you’re thinking about getting a dog and — wisely — checking to make sure your new furry family member will be safe with your plants.

If you have indoor and outdoor plants and a dog, you’ll want to check out this plants poisonous to dogs list and share it with fellow dog owners.

Whatever your situation, if you mix plants and pets, it’s going to be really important to know the dangers.

There are a number of plants and flowers that can be toxic and even deadly to your pet. Some can make your dog sick if s/he chews the leaves or eats the plants.

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Do Dogs Eat Plants?

The good news is that dogs typically tend to avoid consuming plants.

But if it does happen, it’s important to know what to watch out for and what to do. So, let’s take a look at some outdoor plants that are dangerous to dogs.

Common Outdoor Plants Poisonous to Dogs

Do you know what types of outdoor plants might make your pup sick? If not, don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place. Knowing which common plants pose a danger to your fur-buddy is key to keeping him safe.

List of Outdoor Plants Poisonous to Dogs

  • American Mistletoe
  • American Holly
  • Angles Trumpet
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Azalea
  • Daffodils
  • Desert Rose
  • Hyacinths
  • Hemlock
  • Hedera Helix (Common Ivy)
  • Japanese Yew
  • Lace fern
  • Lilies
  • Lily of the valley
  • Moonflowers
  • Oleander
  • Poppies
  • Rhododendron
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Sago palm
  • Snowdrops
  • Tulips

We might think that our dogs are safe when they’re indoors, but there are a few indoor plants that can put your dog at risk as well, which we list next.

Don’t Worry – Be Careful, Not Fearful

Having a plant that’s not dog-friendly, doesn’t mean you can never have it. It does mean that you will need to watch your dog around it carefully at first. Then, if she shows no interest in it, chances are she never will.

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So don’t worry or fret if you already have some of these plants. As indicated earlier, most dogs won’t bother your plants. Puppies in a chewing phase might be more likely to taste test anything within reach, so these are the ones you’ll need to look out for the most.

Next, we have a list of common indoor plants that are poisonous to dogs.

Common Household Plants Poisonous to Dogs

  • Aloe vera
  • Castor Bean (Seeds are very toxic to dogs)
  • Chinaberry tree
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Devils Ivy, AKA Pothos
  • Dumb Cane
  • Elephant Ear plant
  • Ivy
  • Jade Plant
  • Lily / Lilies:
    • Belladonna lily
    • Day lily
    • Peace lily
  • Lace Fern
  • Snake plants
  • Spider plants
  • Moon Flower
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Plants That Can Injure Dogs

In addition to plants that are poisonous to dogs, there are a few indoor house plants that may cause injury to a dog. Cactus plants, for example, can put your dog at risk of injury, even though they’re non-toxic.

Signs Your Dog May Have Eaten a Poisonous Plant

If you believe your dog has ingested a toxic plant or flower, it’s important to make note of any symptoms that may indicate that poisoning has occurred. Signs of poisoning can include oral irritation, abdominal pain or upset stomach, amongst others.

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Symptoms of Plant Poisoning Include

Symptoms listed alphabetically to make it easy to find:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloated
  • Blood pressure
  • Bloody stools
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Dilated pupils
  • Drooling / frothing8
  • Heart rate –
    • abnormal
    • slow heart rate
  • Irritation, overall
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Oral irritation
  • Organ failure
  • Skin Irritation
  • Stomach –
    • pain
    • upset
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Stools, bloody
  • Thirsty (extreme thirst)
  • Urination increase
  • Vomiting / Dry heaving

If you know or believe your dog has consumed a toxic plant, it’s important to seek emergency veterinary care or an Emergency clinic near you.

In many cases, the vet may be able to induce vomiting to help reduce the risk of poisoning and increase your dog’s chances of survival.

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Train Your Dog to Avoid Plants

Prevention is always the best scenario. If you see your dog overly interested in any plant, especially any of the plants toxic to dogs, scold them to train them to stay away from it. If it is one of the plants poisonous to dogs, scold him and then remove the plant from his reach.

You’ll be happier and she will be safer if she’s trained to avoid messing with your plants indoors and out!

And again before we finish this article, remember or save this hotline: (888) 426-4435 ASAP, or your local vet or animal hospital. The sooner you stop your dog and call your hospital the better chance that your dog will not get sick!

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Happy Tails!

The Labrottie Nation Team!
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