Poisonous Plants For Dogs: Save Your Dog’s Life & Get Rid Of These Now

Dog sniffing flowering plant (caption: Poisonous Plants & Flowers For Dogs)

IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR DOG ATE SOMETHING POISONOUS, STOP READING THIS AND CONTACT YOUR VET NOW! If you can’t reach your vet, contact the emergency vet or poison control for dogs. You can reach the Pet Poison Helpline at (855) 764-7661.

Some common household plants can be lethal to our furry companions. Find out which plants are harmful to have around your dog before it’s too late. If you have any of these toxic plants in your home, be proactive and immediately get rid of them. It could save your dog’s life.

Article Overview

Pet Poison Statistics

Pet poisoning from plants is a problem. A study on pet-safe plants done by Honest Paws revealed that:

  • Toxic plants poison 14,000 pets every year1
  • The ASPCA receives more than 233,000 cases of potential animal poisonings annually2
  • Plant poisoning is the 8th most reported pet toxin, accounting for 6% of all poison incidents2

Plants & Flowers Poisonous To Dogs

The following plants and flowers shouldn’t be around dogs because of the side effects they cause. Some can be lethal, so be cautious and remove these plants from your home and keep them out of your flower beds and garden to keep your dog safe. The level of toxicity depends on the amount ingested and your pet’s size.

Angel’s Trumpet
Aloe Vera (Succulent)
Autumn Crocus*
Avocados
Azalea*
Baby’s Breath
Begonia
Calla Lily
Chrysanthemum
Citronella
Daffodil
Day Lily
Easter Lily
Elephant’s Ear
Euphorbias (Succulent)
Foxglove*
Garlic
Geranium
Hyacinth*
Grapes
Hydrangea*
Indian Rubber Tree (aka Weeping Fig Tree)
Jade (Succulent)
Japanese Pieris*
Japanese Rubber Plant (aka Jade Plant)
Kalanchoes (Succulent)
Larkspur
Lily of the Valley*
Lupine
Monkshood*
Morning Glory
Mums
Oleander*
Onions
Peonie
Rhododendron*
Rhubarb (leaves)
Sago Palm
Shamrock Plants
Silver Dollar (Succulent)
Snake Plants
Tiger Lily
Tomato Plants (leaves and green tomatoes)
Tulip
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Yew*
Yucca Plants

*Cardiotoxic plants pose the highest risk to your pet because they cause the heart to weaken.

NOTE: This list is not fully comprehensive but includes some of the most common garden plants.

Plants & Flowers Safe For Dogs

The following plants and flowers are generally safe for dogs to be around, but we suggest speaking with your vet about them before you include them in and around your home.

Plants and Flowers:
African Violet
Aster
Bamboo
Cock’s Comb
Dandelion
Impatiens
Jasmine
Marigold
Orchids
Petunia
Ponytail Palm
Roses
Spider Plants
Sunflower
Transvaal Daisy
Wild Hyacinth
Zinnia
Succulents:
Blue Echeveria
Burro’s Tail (aka Horse’s Tail, Donkey’s Tail, Lamb’s Tail)
Ghost Plant (also known as Mother of Pearl)
Hardy Baby Tears
Haworthia
Hens and Chickens
Maroon Chenille Plant
Mexican Firecracker
Mexican Rosettes
Mexican Snowballs
Painted Lady (aka Copper Rose, Maroon)
Plush Plant
Tree Cactus
Wax Rosette

NOTE: This list is not fully comprehensive but includes some of the most common garden plants.

Symptoms Of Dog Poisoning From Plants

  • Dog Poison Symptoms Sign (caption: Dog Poison Symptoms)Cold extremities
  • Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive salivation
  • Lethargy
  • Nose bleeds or blood in stool
  • Racing or irregular pulse
  • Rapid breathing
  • Vomiting

Learn More About Dog Poisoning Symptoms

What Should I Do If My Pet Ate A Toxic Plant?Sick dog with person's hand on snout (caption: How To Treat A Poisoned Dog)

If your pet has eaten part of a toxic plant, do the following:

  • Call your vet immediately
  • Bring a sample of the plant with you
  • Tell your vet how much your pet ingested

Learn More About Treating A Poisoned Dog

Poisonous Plants For Pets Infographic

We created this handy list of safe and toxic plants you can reference. It also includes Poison symptoms and what to do if your dog eats a plant that could be unsafe.

Poisonous Plants For Pets Infographic

Pet Insurance May Help Cover The Vet Bill

Vet care for a poisoned pet can result in an expensive bill. According to Nationwide Insurance, the average treatment cost for plant toxicity is $547. That’s an unexpected bill that many of us can’t afford out of pocket. By planning ahead, pet insurance can help cover unforeseen accidents like this. You can learn more about pet insurance and decide if it’s something that could help you manage your pet-related expenses.

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Sources: [1] Honest Paws, [2] ASPCA


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