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

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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 get rid of them immediately. It could save your dog’s life.

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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*
Baby’s Breath
Calla Lily
Day Lily
Easter Lily
Elephant’s Ear
Euphorbias (Succulent)
Indian Rubber Tree (aka Weeping Fig Tree)
Jade (Succulent)
Japanese Pieris*
Japanese Rubber Plant (aka Jade Plant)
Kalanchoes (Succulent)
Lily of the Valley*
Morning Glory
Rhubarb (leaves)
Sago Palm
Shamrock Plants
Silver Dollar (Succulent)
Snake Plants
Tiger Lily
Tomato Plants (leaves and green tomatoes)
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
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
Cock’s Comb
Ponytail Palm
Spider Plants
Transvaal Daisy
Wild Hyacinth
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
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

  • 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?

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 as well as the symptoms and what to do if your dog eats a plant you think could be poisonous.

Poisonous Plants For Pets Infographic

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Pet Insurance Can 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 a bill that many of us can’t afford. Pet insurance can help cover unexpected accidents like this. You can learn more about pet insurance and decide if it’s something you think could help you.

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About The Author:

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. She has been writing about dogs since 2014, covering subjects such as dog insurance, training, health, accessories, and more. Her work has appeared in many notable brands, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Reader's Digest, Forbes, People, Woman's World, and Huffington Post.

Kimberly's natural curiosity helps her research as she seeks the truth when learning about, comparing, and personally testing canine products and services. With every piece she writes, her goal is to help our readers find the best fit for their unique needs. Kimberly grew up in a family that loved Labrador Retrievers and remembers running and playing in the yard with them as a child.

In 2017, she and her husband adopted their Coonhound mix, Sally, from a local shelter. Kimberly’s research was put to good use since Sally faced some aggression issues with other dogs and needed some training to be an inside dog. She worked daily with Sally and sought help from professionals to help Sally become the happy pup she is today. One of Kimberly’s favorite pastimes is spoiling Sally with new toys, comfy beds, and yummy treats (she even makes homemade goodies for her). She tries to purchase the safest products for Sally and knows that each canine has their own specific likes and dislikes. Kimberly is passionate about dogs and knows the bond between humans and canines is like no other.

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Nick Christensen
October 29, 2019 7:11 am

What some dog owners may not know is that there are some plants and flowers that are dangerous to our furry family members. It is better to do some research about our garden and plants to prevent dogs from getting poisoned. Call your vet once your dog got poisoned.

September 7, 2019 4:54 pm

My dogs is seeming very tired and hard for him to get up he is not active at all I’d eyes I’d wide open he’s moving very slow