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Dangerous Plants for Animals

Could Your Green Thumb Harm Your Pet? 

Having a green thumb is all the rage these days, and for good reason! Plants in the home can boost your mood and help clean indoor air. But unfortunately, many plants that we have inside our home or in our yard can be detrimental to our pets if eaten. Be aware that any plant ingested by an animal has the potential to cause vomiting or diarrhea. We’ve put together lists for you to know which plants to avoid.

Dangerous Plant List

Many common household plants are dangerous for your furry friends. Read the below list of plants to steer clear from, but take note that there are even more dangerous plants to be wary of. To read a full list, view ASPCA’s list here

  1. Aloe Vera
  2. Jade Plant
  3. Prayer Plant
  4. Ivy
  5. Sago Palm
  6. Hydrangea
  7. Poinsettia
  8. Azalea
  9. Elephant Ear
  10. Daffodils

Safe Plant List 

So there’s a long list of dangerous plants for pets, but good news – there are plenty of safe alternatives! Browse the safe plants below and start planning your next trip to the flower shop. 

  1. Spider Plant
  2. Rattlesnake Plant
  3. Orchid
  4. Boston Fern
  5. Rosemary
  6. Money Tree
  7. Hawthoria 
  8. African Violet
  9. Friendship Plant
  10. Areca Palm

What Should You Do If Your Plant Eats a Dangerous Plant?

If you believe your pet has eaten a plant that could be harmful to them, we recommend getting in touch with a veterinarian or call a poison hotline immediately. The pet poison’s hotline is 855-764-7661 or you can call ASPCA’s poison control number at 888-426-4435. The professionals who run these hotlines will be able to give you direction that could potentially save your pet’s life. Just remember though, these companies may charge you for the consultation. 

Questions About Plants in Your Home? 

At Care First Animal Hospital, we know you love having plants in your home but we also know that you love your animals more. If you have any questions about the plants in your home or if you are concerned that your pet has ingested a dangerous plant, call us today! 

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