If you’re the owner of a man’s best friend, you’re also constantly worried for their safety. Safety around the house means keeping check of possible items your dog might chew on and try to get a bite out of. That’s why it’s important to know which house additions are safe in a house with dogs. Keep reading to find the complete list of 72 plants and flowers safe and toxic for dogs.
Common Plants which are Safe for Dogs
Let’s look at a list that both the pet-lovers and plant-lovers can agree on. Here are the safest ones for your furry balls of joy.
Good news – here’s a full chart of options that are safe for your furry friends.
|Achira||Celosia Plumosa||Forster Sentry Palm||Little Zebra||Poison Sumac||Tickseed|
|Acorn Squash||Celosia Spicata||Fortunes Palm||Living Rock Cactus||Polka Dot||Tiger Lily|
|African Daisy||Chamaedorea||Freckle Face||Living Stones||Polystichum Falcatum||Tiger Orchid|
|African Violet||Chaparral||Friendship||Loco Weed||Pony Tail||Toad Spotted Cactus|
|Algaroba||Chenille||Garden Marigold||Locust Pods||Porcelain Flower||Torch Lily|
|Aluminum||Chervil||Garden Snapdragon||Madagascar Jasmine||Pot Marigold||Tous-les-mois|
|Alumroot||Chestnut||Gerber Daisy||Magnolia Bush||Prairie Lily||Trailing Peperomia|
|Alyssum||Chicken-Gizzard||German Violet||Mahonia||Prayer||Tree Cactus|
|American Rubber||Chickens and Hens||Gherkins||Majesty Palm||Prostrate Coleus||Tree Gloxinia|
|Amur Maple||Chin-lao-shu||Ghost Leafless Orchid||Malabar Gourd||Pupleosier Willow||Tropical Moss|
|Anthericum Comosum||China Aster||Ghost||Malaysian Dracaena||Purple Baby Tears||True Cantaloupe|
|Antirrhinum Multiflorum||China Root||Giant Aster||Manila Palm||Purple Passion Vine||Tu Fu-Ling|
|Arabian Gentian||Chinese Plumbago||Giant Holly Fern||Maranta||Purple Velvet||Tulip Poplar|
|Areca Palm||Chlorophytum||Giant Touch-Me-Not||Marbled Fingernail||Purple Waffle||Turban Squash|
|Aregelia||Chlorophytum bichetti||Giant White Inch||Mariposa Lily||Queencup||Turf Lily|
|Artillery Plant||Chocolate Soldier||Globe Thistle||Maroon||Queens Spiderwort||Umbrella|
|Aspidium falcatum||Christmas Cactus||Gloxinia||Maroon Chenille||Queensland Arrowroot||Urbinia Agavoides|
|Australian Pine||Christmas Dagger||Gold Bloom||Mary-Bud||Rabbits Foot Fern||Usambara Violet|
|Autumn Olive||Christmas Orchid||Gold-Fish||Measles||Rainbow Orchid||Variegated Laurel|
|Baby Rubber||Christmas Palm||Golden Bells||Metallic Peperomia||Red African Violet||Variegated Wax|
|Baby’s Breath||Cilantro||Golden Butterfly Palm||Mexican Firecracker||Red Berried Greenbrier||Velvet|
|Baby’s Tears||Cinnamon||Golden Lace Orchid||Mexican Rosettes||Red Edge Peperomia||Venus Fly Trap|
|Bachelors Buttons||Cinquefoil||Golden Shower Orchid||Mexican Snowballs||Red Hawthorne||Verona Fern|
|Ball Fern||Cirrhopetalum||Good Luck Palm||Miniature Date Palm||Red Lily||Verona Lace Fern|
|Bamboo||Clearweed||Grape Hyacinth||Miniature Fish Tail||Red Maple||Vining Peperomia|
|Bamboo Palm||Cliff Brake||Grape Ivy||Miniature Maranta||Red Palm Lily||Violet Slipper Gloxinia|
|Bamboo Vine||Club Moss||Great Willow Herb||Miniature Marble||Red Veined Prayer||Waffle|
|Banana||Cocks Comb||Green Ripple Peperomia||Mistletoe Cactus||Reed Palm||Walking Anthericum|
|Banana Squash||Cocktail Orchid||Greenbrier||Mockernut Hickory||Resurrection Lily||Washington Hawthorn|
|Barberton Daisy||Collinia Elegans||Hagbrier||Money Tree||Rhynchophorum||Water Hickory|
|Barnaby’s Thistle||Common Camellia||Hardy Baby Tears||Mosaic||Ribbon||Water Hyacinth|
|Basil||Common Catbrier||Hardy Gloxinia||Mosaic Vase||Roosevelt Fern||Watermelon Begonia|
|Beets||Common Garden Canna||Hare Fern||Moss Agate||Rose||Watermelon Peperomia|
|Begonia, Climbing||Common Greenbrier||Haworthia||Moss Campion||Rose of China||Watermelon Pilea|
|Begonia, Trailing||Common Snapdragon||Haws||Moss Fern||Rose of Sharon||Wax|
|Belmore Sentry Palm||Common Staghorn Fern||Haws Apple||Moss Phlox||Rosemary||Wax Rosette|
|Big Shagbark Hickory||Confederate Jasmine||Hawthorn||Mossy Campion||Rubrum Lily||Weeping Bottlebrush|
|Big Shellbark Hickory||Coolwort||Hedgehog Gourd||Mother Fern||Russian Knapweed||Weeping Sargent Hemlock|
|Bitter Pecan||Copper Rose||Hellfetter||Mother of Pearl||Russian Olive||Weisdornbluten|
|Bitternut||Copperleaf||Hemlock Tree||Mother Spleenwort||Saffron Spike Zebra||West Indian Gherkin|
|Black Haw||Coral Bells||Hen and Chickens Fern||Mountain Camellia||Sage||Western Sword|
|Black Hawthorn||Coreopsis||Hens and Chickens||Mountain Grape||Saint Bernards Lily||White Edged Swedish Ivy|
|Blackjack Pine||Cornflower||Hibiscus||Mulberry Bush Greenbrier||Salad Burnet||White Ginger|
|Blaspheme Vine||Crape Myrtle||Hindu Rope||Mulberry Tree||Sand Lily||White Heart Hickory|
|Bloodleaf||Creeping Charlie||Hoary Alyssum||Musa Paradisiaca||Sand Verbena||Whitman Fern|
|Blooming Sally||Creeping Gloxinia||Holligold||Muscari Armeniacum||Satin Pellionia||Wild Buckwheat|
|Blue Bead||Creeping Mahonia||Holly Fern||Muskmelon||Savory||Wild Hyacinth|
|Blue Daisy||Creeping Pilea||Hollyhock||Nasturtium||Sawbrier||Wild Lantana|
|Blue Echeveria||Creeping Rubus||Honey Locust||Natal Plum||Scabious||Wild Sasparilla|
|Blue Eyed Daisy||Creeping Zinnia||Honey Plant||Neanthe Bella Palm||Scarborough Lily||Wild Strawberry|
|Blue-dicks||Crepe Myrtle||Honeydew Melon||Nematanthus spp.||Scarlet Orchid||Willow Herb|
|Blue-eyed African Daisy||Crimson Bottlebush||Honeysuckle Fuchsia||Neoregelia||Scarlet Sage||Windmill Palm|
|Bluebottle||Crimson Cup||Hookera pulchella||Nerve Plant||Sego Lily||Winter Cattleya|
|Blunt Leaf Peperomia||Crisped Feather Fern||Hubbard Squash||Night Blooming Cereus||Shagbark Hickory||Withered Snapdragon|
|Blushing Bromeliad||Crossandra||Hypocyrta||Old Man Cactus||Shan Ku’ei-lai||Wood Lily|
|Bold Sword Fern||Cucumber||Ice Plant||Old World Orchid||Shellbark Hickory||Woolflower|
|Boston Fern||Cushion Aloe||Impatience Plant||Orange Day Lily||Shrimp Cactus||Yellow Bloodleaf|
|Bottle Palm||Cushion Moss||Irish Moss||Orange Star||Silver Bell||Yellow Palm|
|Bottlebrush||Cyrtudeira||Iron Tree||Oregon Grape||Silver Berry||Yellow-Flowered Gourd|
|Brazilian Orchid||Dainty Rabbits-Foot Fern||Ivy Peperomia||Ossifragi Vase||Silver Heart||Yellowrocket|
|Bride’s Bonnet||Dallas Fern||Jackson Brier||Paddys Wig||Silver Pink Vine||Yorba Linda|
|Bristly Greenbrier||Dancing Doll Orchid||Jacob’s Ladder||Painted Lady||Silver Star||Zebra Haworthia|
|Brodiaea Pulchella||Day Lilies||Japanese Aralia||Pampas Grass||Silver Table Fern||Zinnia|
|Broom Hickory||Desert Trumpet||Japanese Holly Fern||Panamiga||Silver Tree Anamiga||Zucchini Squash|
|Bullbrier||Dichelostemma||Japanese Moss||Pansy Orchid||Slender Deutzia|
|Bur Gourd||Dichorisandra Reginae||Japanese Pittosporum||Paradise Palm||Small Fruited Hickory|
|Burro’s Tail||Dill||Japanese Show Lily||Parlor Palm||Smilax Tamnoides Vas|
|Buttercup Squash||Dinteranthus||Jasmine||Parsley Fern||Speckled Wood Lily|
|Butterfly Ginger||Duffii Fern||Jewel Orchid||Patient Lucy||Spice Orchid|
|Butternut Squash||Dwarf Date Palm||Joseph’s Coat||Patient||Spider Flower|
|Buzzy Lizzie||Dwarf Feather Palm||Jungle Geranium||Peacock||Spider Ivy|
|Calathea||Dwarf Rose-Stripe Star||Kahali Ginger||Pearly Dots||Star Jasmine|
|California Pitcher||Dwarf Royal Palm||Kenilworth Ivy||Peperomia Hederifolia||Star Lily|
|Callistemon Brachyandrus||Dwarf Whitman Fern||Kentia Palm||Peperomia Peltfolia||Star|
|Callistemon citrinus||Earth Star||Kenya Violet||Peperomia Rotundifolia||Stargazer Lily|
|Callistemon viminalis||Easter Cattleya||Kharoub||Peperomia Sandersii||Stevia|
|Calochortus nuttalli||Easter Daisy||King and Queen Fern||Pepper Face||Strawberry|
|Camellia||Easter Lily||King Nut||Persian Violet||Striped Blushing|
|Canada Hemlock||Easter Lily Cactus||King of the Forest||Peruvian Lily||Sudan Grass|
|Canary Date Palm||Easter Orchid||Kuang-yen-pa-hsieh||Petunia||Sugar Pods|
|Candle||Edible Banana||Lace Flower Vine||Phalaenopsis Orchid||Sulfur Flower|
|Candycorn||Emerald Ripple Peperomia||Lace Orchid||Pheasant||Summer Hyacinth|
|Cane Palm||English Hawthorn||Ladies Ear Drops||Piggy Back||Sunflower|
|Canna Lily||Episcia||Lady Lou||Pignut Hickory||Swamp Sunflower|
|Canterbury-bell||Fairy Fountain||Lady Palm||Pilea Microphylla||Swedish Ivy|
|Cape Marigold||False Aralia||Lady Slipper||Pilea Mucosa||Sweet Potato Vine|
|Cape Primrose||Fan Tufted Palm||Lagerstroemia Indica||Pincushion Flower||Sweetheart Hoya|
|Carob||Feather Palm||Lance Pleomele||Pink Brocade||Sword Fern|
|Caroba||Fennel||Laurel-Leaved Greenbrier||Pink Splash||Tailed Orchid|
|Carolina Hemlock||Fiery Reed Orchid||Leather Peperomia||Pink Starlite||Tall Feather Fern|
|Carrion Flower||Fig Leaf Gourd||Lemon Balm||Pirliteiro||Tall Mahonia|
|Carrot Fern||Figleaf Palm||Leopard Lily||Pitaya||Tangerine Impatience|
|Carrot Flower||Fingernail||Leopard Orchid||Plantanus Occidentalis||Teasel Gourd|
|Casaba Melon||Fire Weed||Lesser Snapdragon||Platinum Peperomia||Texas Sage|
|Cast Iron||Fish Tail Fern||Lily||Platycerium Alcicorne||Thea Japonica|
|Cat Brier||Flame African Violet||Lily of the Valley Orchid||Plumbago Larpentiae||Thimble Cactus|
|Cat Ear||Flame of the Woods||Linden||Plush||Thorn Apple|
|Cattleya Labiata||Florida Butterfly Orchid||Lipstick Plan||Poison Ivy||Thyme|
|Celosia Globosa||Fluffy Ruffles||Little Fantasy Peperomia||Poison Oak||Ti hu-ling|
A garden favorite, petunias blossom in several different colors and breeds and make your house glow from a distance. You’ll be happy to know that The American Society of Prevention to Cruelty to Animals has no reports of poisoning caused by petunias in dogs. Petunias are non-toxic, stunning flowers that are perfect for a pet-friendly environment.
If you’re a plant lover and want some earthy décor, succulents are a great option. Not only are they low maintenance, but they also remain stunning all year long. Echeveria and Haworthia are popular succulents that make for lovely décor around the house. The great news is that most succulents are completely non-toxic and remain a non-threat to dogs. This is because they simply don’t arouse any curiosity because of their smell and texture. However, some varieties like jade can be very toxic if ingested. It’s best to do your research before you go shopping!
Pot marigolds are easy to maintain and bear yellow and orange flowers that are eye-catching from a distance. The best part is that they are considered safe for dogs and cats by the ASPCA. A little bit of nibbling won’t harm your friend, but a lot might. They simply don’t have the digestive enzymes to process the marigold, so it’s essential they don’t ingest too much of it.
Orchids are some of the most versatile and gorgeous options to have around the house. The best part is they are pet-friendly and non-toxic, too! Your curious puppy can sniff and munch on orchids without any supervision needed.
Apart from being wish-blowing genies, dandelions are also known worldwide for their medicinal properties. That’s why it’s also often a part of dogs’ diets and supplements. Dandelions naturally contain most vitamins and minerals required by them. That’s why they’re completely non-toxic around your furry friends.
Think again if you’re starting to think too many plants are toxic for your dog. Blueberries are a great way to boost your dog’s health. They have antioxidants which make them super-food for both dogs and humans! It’s safe to include this berry as 10% of its diet and ensure their essential vitamin and mineral intake.
Now you’re favorite rose beds needn’t go anywhere if you’re bringing home a puppy. No part of this gorgeous flower is toxic for a dog. But keep in mind munching too much on the leaves or blossoms can give your puppy a mild tummy ache. If you’re sprayed some pesticide or chemical on it, ingestion can be a major concern for pets since it may cause a reaction.
They don’t bear fruit or flowers but have stunning length and thus commonly feature in offices and homes. The good news is that they aren’t toxic for your dogs too. But it’s best to check up on the specific type of fern you’re bringing into the house. A few ferns can be toxic for pups, like the Asparagus.
These lavender-colored flowers are beautiful and practical since no part of them is considered toxic to dogs. Whether it’s ingestion or skin irritation concerns, it acts as a good way to brighten up your garden and keep your pets curious too. But keep in mind that too much fiber in the diet can irritate their stomach lining since it’s difficult to digest. Less munching on plants in general!
This soothing herb can heal many ailments, not just in humans but also in dogs! Many pet owners use the oil from this herb for their dogs to smell and relax. It’s otherwise known as Aromatherapy. The plant is safer when inhaled rather than ingested in dogs. It is recommended you still take the advice of a vet before any such medication to avoid any possible toxicosis.
The touch-me-not plant has more than a thousand options to choose from. The great news is you can choose any of them without any fear of a pet-friendly home. All true options of the impatiens family will prove safe for your pets.
Another multi-colored option that comes in stunning colors is the pansy. The best part is the whole plant is safe to include in your home and even ingested by dogs. Let your pups munch without fear on these tasty buds. It’s not enough to ruin your garden or hurt their tummy!
These are everybody’s favorite with high nutritional content like Riboflavin and Vitamin A. Potassium is another great one. The good news is that even dogs can have them, as long as they are store-bought. Store-bought Cremini and white buttons are great for your pup’s diet. Portobello mushrooms are, too. But the yard or the park is where pet owners should draw the line. Some varieties can be toxic to humans and dogs.
A summer bloomer, this one is straight out of a children’s coloring book. And the best part? It’s completely pet-friendly! Yes, ingesting and loitering around zinnia beds will only cause your pet to have plenty of fun and a full tummy.
This beach plant truly lives up to its name and is pet-friendly too! Most palms are safe for dogs and cats. For instance, Areca and Ponytail varieties are safe. It’s important to double-check the name before bringing home any palm. Some plants may have ‘palm’ in name but are part of another genus. For instance, the sago palm is highly toxic since it is a part of the cycad family.
Also known as hen and chicken or ribbon plant, this species is unique with long leaves and unique shades of green. It is so easy to maintain it’s almost impossible to get it wrong. Due to its non-toxicity, it’s also a must for pet-friendly households with people wanting to spruce up their homes! Even a few nibbles won’t harm your pup.
A favorite of all cocktail lovers, this herb is refreshing and soothing to almost all humans. While you can let your dog have a few leaves to freshen his breath, avoid certain varieties. These include English Pennyroyal, which is toxic for dogs. It’s best to avoid more than a couple of leaves of the safe options for your dog since too much can lead to a tummy ache.
Although the name suggests caution, this plant isn’t from the lily family and instead belongs to the Hemerocallis genus. While you must keep it well away from cats, they pose no real threat to dogs and are completely safe to be around them. Its gorgeousness can brighten your garden and your dog’s mood at once!
Bee balm is a unique home addition with stringy petals and grows in vivid colors like red and purple. You can also find them in pinks and blues. And the good news is that your pets are very much safe around these stunning flowerbeds. Go on and impress your neighbors with bee balm growth without any fear!
This favorite herb in Italian cuisine is also a favorite of puppies. Not only is it great for your dog’s tummy and heart, but it also has natural antioxidants. They are known to prevent cancer. Thought it couldn’t get any better? The herb is also a natural way to keep fleas away. It is a must for a house with pups!
This delicious fruit is a favorite of every human and even dog! The vitamin C and fiber are great for your pup and even act as a teeth-whitener. Since they contain sugar, don’t feed them too much!
They are named after the dragon-looking face that they make on squeezing. These long-flowering plants are perfectly safe around dogs! So you can grow a whole shrub and let your pup roam around in peace.
We know we’ve warned you against lilies already, but here’s an exception. It is completely non-toxic since it isn’t truly part of the lily family. While no plant should be eaten in excess, it’s safe if your puppy goes nibbling a bite or two.
The burst of Vitamin C is a great snack for your dog, although they may not be a fan of its strong citrus smell. But do remember to peel and de-seed the orange, so your puppy doesn’t choke.
This natural sugar substitute is great for humans and dogs too! They are completely non-toxic to dogs. It’s still recommended you don’t feed them too much of any plant to avoid tummy aches.
Many mint-like wilds, spearmint, and peppermint species are completely safe for your dogs. The only known variety which is toxic is the English Pennyroyal. So go ahead and give your dog that minty mocktail refreshment!
Blooming similarly to Gladiolus, Hollyhocks are stunning flowering plants that attract much wildlife. Thankfully, they are also non-poisonous for dogs. Ingestion isn’t the main concern as touching it may cause skin allergies.
Also known as lily turfs, these are grass-like plants used in landscaping. The good news with this one is that your home can be neatly landscaped and stay pet-friendly too! The turf lily is very much safe for your puppy to roll around in.
What plants should not be around dogs because they’re toxic?
Being a pet owner can be a difficult task. Especially if you’re an established gardener, you must be wondering what flowers are poisonous to dogs. Don’t worry. We can get you started on the process of making your home pet-friendly. This list contains house plants poisonous to your friends. Keep them away from their paws. Keep reading further ahead for the list of the fatal ones too.
Underneath, there’s a full list of the toxic plants. You should avoid those for your dog.
|Adam-and-Eve||Desert Azalea||Japanese Yew||Plum||White Heads|
|African Wonder Tree||Desert Rose||Jerusalem Cherry||Plumosa Fern||Wild Arum|
|Alocasia||Devil’s Backbone||Jerusalem Oak||Poinciana||Wild Calla|
|Aloe||Devils Ivy||Jonquil||Poinsettia||Wild Carnation|
|Amaryllis||Dieffenbachia||Kaffir Lily||Poison Daisy||Wild Coffee|
|Ambrosia Mexicana||Dock||Kalanchoe||Poison Hemlock||Winter Cherry|
|American Bittersweet||Dog Daisy||Kiss-me-quick||Poison Parsnip||Winterberry|
|American Holly||Dog Hobble||Klamath Weed||Portulaca||Wisteria|
|American Mandrake||Dogbane Hemp||Kudu Lily||Prayer Bean||Yarrow|
|American Yew||Dracaena||Lace Fern||Pride-of-India||Yellow Oleander|
|Andromeda Japonica||Dumbcane||Lacy Tree Philodendron||Primrose||Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow|
|Angelica Tree||Dwarf Poinciana||Lady-of-the-night||Privet||Yew|
|Apple||Easter Rose||Lambkill||Purslane||Yew Pine|
|Apricot||Eastern Star||Lantana||Queensland Nut||Yucca|
|Arrow-Head Vine||Elephant Ears||Larkspur||Racemose Asparagus|
|Arum Lily||Elephant-Ear Begonia||Lavender||Ranger’s Button|
|Asparagus Fern||Emerald Feather||Leatherflower||Red Emerald|
|Australian Ivy Palm||English Holly||Leek||Red Princess|
|Australian Nut||English Ivy||Lemon||Red-Marginated Dracaena|
|Autumn Crocus||English Yew||Lemon Grass||Rex Begonia|
|Baby Doll Ti||Eucalyptus||Lenten Rose||Rhubarb|
|Barbados Aloe||European Bittersweet||Lily of the Palace||Ribbon|
|Barbados Lily||European Holly||Lily of the Valley||Ridderstjerne|
|Barbados Pride||Everlasting Pea||Lily-of-the-Valley Bush||Rock Moss|
|Bay Laurel||Exotica||Lime||Roman Chamomile|
|Bead Tree||False Bittersweet||Lobelia||Rosebay|
|Begonia||False Queen Anne’s Lace||Locust||Running Myrtle|
|Bergamot Orange||Feather Geranium||Lord-and-Ladies||Sabi Star|
|Bird of Paradise||Fern Palm||Lovage||Sacred Bamboo|
|Bird of Paradise Flower||Fetter Bush||Macadamia Nut||Saddle Leaf|
|Bird’s Tongue Flower||Fetterbush||Madagascar Dragon Tree||Sago Palm|
|Bishop’s Weed||Fiddle-Leaf||Maidens Breath||Satin Pothos|
|Bitter Root||Fig||Malanga||Scented Geranium|
|Black Cherry||Fire Lily||Mapleleaf Begonia||Seaside Daisy|
|Black Laurel||Flag||Marble Queen||Seven Bark|
|Black Nightshade||Flamingo Flower||Marijuana||Shamrock|
|Bobbins||Florida Beauty||Mauna Loa Peace Lily||Showy Daisy|
|Bog Laurel||Florist’s Calla||Mayapple||Silver Dollar|
|Boxwood||Franciscan Rain Tree||Meadow Saffron||Skunk Cabbage|
|Branching Ivy||Garden Calla||Medicine||Snake Lilly|
|Brazilwood||Garden Chamomile||Metallic Leaf Begonia||Snake Plant|
|Bread and Butter||Garden Hyacinth||Mexican Breadfruit||Solomon’s Lily|
|Buddhist Pine||Geranium-Leaf Aralia||Mistletoe “American”||Spindle Tree|
|Burning Bush||Giant Dracaena||Mock Azalea||Split Leaf Philodendron|
|Buttercup||Giant Dumb Cane||Mole Bean||Spotted Dumb Cane|
|Butterfly Iris||Giant Hogweed||Morning Glory||Sprengeri Fern|
|Caladium||Glacier Ivy||Morning-Noon-and-Night||Spring Parsley|
|Calamondin Orange||Gladiola||Moss Rose||St. John’s Wort|
|California Ivy||Gloriosa Lily||Mother of Millions||Staggerbush|
|Calla Lily||Gold Dieffenbachia||Mother-in-Law||Starch Root|
|Cape Jasmine||Gold Dust Dracaena||Mother-In-Law||Starleaf|
|Caraway||Golden Birds Nest||Mother-in-Law’s Tongue||Stinking Chamomile|
|Cardboard Cycad||Golden Pothos||Mum||Straight-Margined Dracaena|
|Cardboard Palm||Golden Ragwort||Naked Lady||Striped Dracaena|
|Cardinal Flower||Good Luck||Nandina||Superb Lily|
|Castor Bean||Grass Palm||Nasturtium||Sweet Pea|
|Ceriman||Greater Ammi||Needlepoint Ivy||Sweet William|
|Chamomile||Green Gold Naphthysis||Nephthytis||Sweetheart Ivy|
|Chandelier||Ground Apple||Nicotiana||Swiss Cheese|
|Charming Dieffenbachia||Groundsel||Nightshade||Tahitian Bridal Veil|
|Cherry||Hahn’s Self Branching English Ivy||Octopus Tree||Tail Flower|
|Chinaberry Tree||Hashish||Oilcloth Flower||Taro|
|Chinese Evergreen||Hawaiian Ti||Oleander||Taro|
|Chinese Jade||Heartleaf Philodendron||Onion||Taro Vine|
|Choke Cherry||Hellebore||Oregano||Texas Umbrella Tree|
|Christmas Rose||Hercules’ Club||Oregon Holly||Ti-Plant|
|Chrysanthemum||Hills of Snow||Ornamental Pepper||Tobacco|
|Climbing Bittersweet||Hops||Painter’s Pallette||Tree Philodendron|
|Climbing Lily||Horse Chestnut||Palm Lily||Tree Tobacco|
|Climbing Nightshade||Horsehead Philodendron||Panda||Tropic Snow|
|Clivia Lily||Horseweed||Paper White||True Aloe|
|Clusia Rosea||Hortensia||Paraguayan Jasmine||Trumpet Lily|
|Coleus||Hurricane||Peace Begonia||Umbrella Leaf|
|Common Privet||Hyacinth||Peace Lily||Umbrella Tree|
|Coontie Palm||Hydrangea||Peach||Variable Dieffenbachia|
|Cordatum||Impala Lily||Peacock Flower||Variegated Philodendron|
|Corn Plant||Indian Apple||Pencil Cactus||Variegated Wandering Jew|
|Cow parsnip||Indian Hemp||Perennial Pea||Virgin’s Bower|
|Cuckoo-pint||Indian Pink||Philodendron Pertusum||Wake Robin|
|Cutleaf Philodendron||Indian Rubber||Pie Plant||Wandering Jew|
|Cyclamen||Iris||Pig Lily||Water Flag|
|Daffodil||Iron Cross Begonia||Pigtail||Water Hemlock|
|Dahlia||Ivy Arum||Pink Pearl||Wax-Leaf|
|Deadly Nightshade||Jade||Plantain Lily||Western Yew|
Hydrangeas or Hortensias make perfect tabletop arrangements and come in striking colors like blue and lilac. But the sad news is that all hydrangeas are very toxic to your canine friend, and they should be avoided. The cyanogenic glycoside makes dogs sick with symptoms like vomiting and depression. They may also experience stomach pain and loss of appetite, which is why you’ll want to keep them out of the house. Keep them strictly away from even the hydrangeas vase water and all parts of the plant.
Come Christmas season. Your dog will be chasing around the kitchen for a piece of that fine cooking. But make sure they don’t go feasting on your festive décor, especially poinsettias. The sap contains similar elements to detergent, making it toxic for dogs and other pets.
Hostas are underrated and perfect for even a carefree teenager, thanks to their low maintenance. It blooms in beautiful bunches of white and purple, depending on the type. Sadly though, they contain saponins which cause vomiting and poisoning in dogs. Hostas are very toxic and should be kept out of their reach.
Tea trees are fast-growing options whose health benefits are just starting to get popular amongst plant lovers. It’s great for the skin and hair, and you are likely to have a bottle of tea tree oil in your skincare too. But dog lovers must know that serums and bottles with high quantities of tea trees are very poisonous. You must know that products with a small percentage of tea tree will not be as dangerous as a highly concentrated oil.
As romantic as tulips are in movies and poetry, they sadly aren’t practical in a house with many pets. These bulbous varieties contain a very toxic compound for cats and dogs. It can lead to severe diarrhea and even heart problems in pets.
These are commonly found in office spaces and in homes of busy plant lovers who love non-fussy varieties. It can grow under extraordinary circumstances like low light and less water. Unfortunately, snake plants are also very toxic for cats and dogs. It makes them unsafe for a home with pets. The signs of poisoning usually start with numbness and pain. Swelling of the tongue and mouth is another dangerous symptom. Still, they can lead to further stomach problems. Contact a vet immediately.
Wordsworth might have been in awe of daffodils, but he forgot to mention their toxicity levels for pets. These bulbous species contain lycorine which is poisonous to dogs. The outer layers of leaves and petals contain crystals that can tear the tissues of your pet’s tongue and lead to excessive drooling. Even a single bulb can prove very dangerous for your puppy.
Seasonal winter favorite flowers include geraniums with bright pastel colors like pink, blues, and purples. However, you must know that all parts are highly toxic to dogs and cats. This family includes Classic summer zonal and Brookside. Watch out for Dreamland and more than 400 other varieties, so it is best to do your research while buying a particular breed.
Sometimes known as mums or mumingtons, these are classic plants for gifting and decorating your home with a spot of color. Though they may seem harmless, it is very toxic for pets. It can result in symptoms like hyper-salivation and vomiting. Irritation on the skin can also happen when exposed. It’s best to keep your puppy dog away from it!
Devil’s Ivy or Silk pothos is a common house option due to its low maintenance. It comes in many options with varying leaf colors like Golden and neon or heart-shaped leaves like the Manjula. But keep in mind they are not suitable for a pet-friendly household. They can lead to mouth and skin irritation and gastric problems in dogs. This is not surprising, considering it is a relative of the toxic Philodendron.
Begonias are flowering plants that seem straight out of an artist’s canvas. They come in vivid colors like pinks and yellows and have more than a thousand varieties. However, it may interest you to know that all varieties are very toxic to dogs. They contain needle-like crystals that can induce vomiting and cause pain in the mouth and tongue.
Gardenias’ colors and types are many. The most popular are the dreamy flowers that come in a cream-white color and sweet fragrance. The bad news is that all its types are severely poisonous to dogs and thus must be kept far away for a pet-friendly home.
This natural wonder includes flowers made of multi-colored parts that grow with plenty of sun and water. Grown in shrubs around office spaces and houses, it is toxic to dogs and other animals like cats and horses. So if you’ve got pets in the house or have too many street dogs roaming around, it’s best to steer clear of this shrub.
While it is a common and essential part of many cuisines worldwide, that might not be the case for dogs. Other plants of the garlic family can also prove dangerous for dogs. It’s due to the thiosulfate content, which can cause damage to blood cells and lead to anemia. Please note some may be harmed by less and some by more quantities.
These are tough to keep. The solanine and tomatine in tomato plants are toxic for dogs. Ripe fruit contains lesser amounts and hence is less dangerous. You should keep your pups away from any unripe fruit and leaves since they are more likely to contain larger amounts of toxins.
While pink peonies make for great bouquets, the paeonol is toxic for dogs. It can lead to great stomach distress if ingested and thus must be kept away from pups and cats.
This is a type of Philodendron which is unsafe for the consumption of both humans and animals. Even in humans, consumption can lead to swelling and irritation on the tongue. Even worse, symptoms can occur in dogs. So monsteras truly live up to their name and thus must be kept away from!
The Schlumbergera plant is another popular holiday decoration that blossoms around Christmas with small, bright flowers. While it isn’t toxic to dogs, its fiber or sap can be hard to digest. It might inflame the lining of your pup’s stomach. Older animals are usually smart enough to avoid spikey options like this. You can keep some holiday décor to show off.
It is known for the medicinal properties of its leaves and flowers. Honeysuckle can be very toxic to dogs. The cyanogenic glycoside and carotenoid content are the primary toxins. They affect your dog’s health with signs like vomiting and breathing problems. Although there are 180 varieties of it, not all are toxic. It’s better to consult a vet if you suspect your pet has been ingesting it.
A Christmas must. It grows on several different trees like oak and pecan. It also grows on hickory and red maple since it is a parasitic plant. It is not ideal for a house with pets as pretty as it is, although a shame. Its alkaloids and polysaccharide content can disturb the gastric working of a dog’s stomach. It can lead to other abnormal behavior.
An option similar in appearance to zinnias, dahlias are nowhere near as harmless. If there’s a list of plants that all farm animals and pets should steer clear of from miles away, this one is in the top 10. Any ingestion or exposure could cause plenty of distress and even organ failure.
This grass has many varieties like Fresh lemongrass and Cymbopogon nardus. The oil of this beauty is used for many cosmetic and healing properties. While it is commonly used to keep mosquitoes away, it could prove very dangerous if ingested by dogs and cats. Maybe you’re putting them up at home for their mosquito-repellant properties. It’s best to keep them on window sills and other places. They should be well out of reach of your pets.
As glorious as it might make your mornings, it is so toxic for your dogs that it can even lead to hallucinations. Other symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea. If you spot the signs, visit a vet as soon as possible!
Exquisite and flowering with vivid colors in at least 200 varieties, irises are surely a stunner. Sadly, you’ll have to exclude irises from your garden. PetMD claims it contains many compounds that can potentially be a threat to your dog’s health. These compounds are usually located in high concentrations in the bulb of the iris.
These are edible stalks of vegetables that are quite common in cooking and baking. However, the oxalic acid it has can lead to coma and organ failure in dogs if ingested. The leaves and the stems pose the most threat to pets. They must be kept out of reach at all times.
Sometimes called a ‘sword lily,’ they feature stalks with several iris-like flowers growing vertically on one stalk. These impressive varieties are bulbous and contain many toxins that aren’t safe for dogs, especially buds.
These are short-lived seasonal options that have uniquely forked petals. It is a type of carnation which is severely toxic for dogs. Dianthus Caryophyllus implies the relation to the carnation and thus must be kept away from homes with your four-legged friends in them.
You’ll be surprised what a harmless potato could do to your dog. The raw potato contains solanine, also present in tomatoes. It is very toxic for dogs. However, baking or cooked potatoes can reduce the content and be safer for consumption. But we’d still recommend good old dog food instead!
It is a legume that explains its vertical growth in soothing lilac colors. A wisteria bush is truly magical to walk through, but your furry friends should be kept several feet away. The seeds and seed pods can make for a dangerous threat to your puppy’s stomach. They can lead to even worse symptoms if not treated on time.
This large family contains many popular species like the fiddle-lead and Swiss-cheese plants. The ASPCA has listed this family as mild to moderately toxic for dogs and cats. Thus all members of the genus must be avoided in pet-friendly homes.
They may look innocent but can be very harmful to your puppies and cats. Whether it is the chamomile or mayweed type, it’s best to avoid daisies in a house with dogs.
What plants will kill a dog?
Everyone loves a grapevine growing in their house compound, especially if you’re a fruit lover! But did you know that even a single grape can become the cause of death in dogs and cats? Acute kidney failure is commonly seen in cases of grape ingestion in dogs. However, the scientific reason behind this is still unknown.
The genus ‘Lilium’ is simply off-limits to our furry friends. That means the true ‘lilies’ contain toxic elements that cause gastrointestinal problems if ingested by dogs. These include:
- Calla lilies
- Easter lilies
- Glory lily
- Japanese Show lily
- leopard lily
- Peace lily
- Peruvian Lily
- and Stargazer lily.
Keep in mind several of these may have lily in the name but are rather non-toxic to your friend. Do your research on their genus before buying.
Delicate azalea flowers are anyone’s favorite. But did you know that ingestion of even 0.2% of the animal’s body weight can cause your dog to be poisoned? The grayanotoxins in the azalea affect the sodium channels of the muscles. It causes poisoning and signs like excessive drooling and vomiting. Diarrhea and trouble walking are also signs of exposure.
You might have taken your dogs for a walk and noticed acorns splattered under an acorn tree and wondered if your pets should be around it. You’re right to be cautious since acorns contain tannins which can be very harmful to them. While humans can safely consume acorns and their flour, they will likely suffer from liver failure if even a single acorn is ingested. That’s why strict vigilance is required around acorn trees.
The Lilium genus has many classifications, including one of the Peace lilies. While they make striking additions to bouquets, peace lilies should be kept far from dogs and cats. Even if the leaf or petal is slightly licked, it can lead to tears in their mouth tissues. Further ingestion can cause even more damage. So you should make your peace with the fact that lilies are a big ‘no’ around dogs!
Easter lilies get their name from the holiday. They appear to blossom most around. While it’s perfectly common to see the horn-shaped flower in its pristine white form, did you know it can be very toxic for your pets? All its parts can cause severe stomach issues and even kidney failure. Due to this, it can often become fatal if not kept out of reach of pets.
This type of lily is a plant of the Arum family and a relative of the toxic Philodendron. Like any other lily, this variety is also very poisonous to dogs and cats. Ingestion can lead to heart palpitations and seizures if not medicated on time.
A beautiful option blooms in bunches and signifies a ‘red tree’ with its name. It has more than 1000 species in its family. The large size and distinctive color can be spotted from a mile away. Nevertheless, keeping your pets away from this stunning beauty is important. The leaves are very toxic, while the flower and nectar can also be harmful. The honey from it has been known to cause poisoning in humans too.
Don’t be fooled by the name. This palm is a cycad and highly toxic for all pets. The seeds contain the highest toxicity levels and can even lead to organ failure in pets, so beware! You’re likely to find it in office corners and hotel lobbies. It’s important to keep an eye on your pets in public areas too.
Ever thought of munching your Christmas décor? Whether you or your pet, it’s never a great idea with these berries since they are very toxic for both humans and their pets. Keep your toddlers and pups away from this enticing fruit!
Remember that list of toxic plants for humans and dogs? Oleander is pretty high on that list. Not only will each variety cause varying symptoms of poisoning, but a single leaf can be fatal for adults. So it’s best to do your research before you and your four-legged friend go camping in the great outdoors.
A member of the olive family, this tiny but powerfully sweet-smelling flower is a treat to the eyes. Unfortunately, this beauty must be kept out of reach of pets and children. Even one leaf can cause alkaloid toxins to be lethal for humans and dogs. Not just ingestion but even absorption through the skin through jasmine oil or any other source may cause allergies in pets.
This one attracts many butterflies and is thus considered a gardener’s favorite. On the contrary, the Pet Poison Helpline lists milkweed as a variety that can lead to moderate to severe toxicosis in dogs. The signs of ingestion include nausea and heart problems. Collapsing and tremors is also a symptom to be aware of. Exposure could even lead to death.
How do I know if my dog ate a poisonous plant?
- Look for any changes in the physical appearance, such as pale gums and sluggish movement.
- Pay closer attention to their stride as disorientation, and difficulty breathing are common symptoms of ingesting a toxic plant.
- Keep an eye out for varied eating habits—for instance, excessive thirst and loss of appetite.
- Take immediate action if your dog vomits or has an abnormally high heart rate.
- After shortlisting the symptoms, immediately consult a vet.
- Lastly, look for any plants within the house or neighborhood that are considered toxic for dogs.
Let’s face it. Dogs are curious creatures. It’s hard to keep an eye on them in the house at all times. So when you fear they’ve ingested something, the first thing you do is research the possibilities of its toxicity. But can they be around them at all?
Most pets will instinctively stay away from toxic plants since they smell fishy. But the younger ones can’t be trusted, as they’re still learning. Their curiosity might get the best of them and lead to ingestion. Some can cause an allergic reaction from simply touching it. For this reason, it’s best to keep toxic plants well out of their furry paws entirely. It doesn’t matter whether they’re young or old.
The bright colors of Azaleas might tempt your dog, but here are a few ways you can ensure they maintain a safe distance. Firstly, you must relocate the plant to a high shelf or a dog-free zone within your house. Next, you can add extra protection to your plan by booby-trapping the area. Finally, you can build a fence around the pot and draw lines to keep the dogs out.
If relocation and other safety measures fail, you can spray the play with a deterrent spray. However, that might damage your plant, so you can add coffee grinds or orange peels to the soil instead. In extreme cases, you can even choose to muzzle your dog. Again, it’s recommended to only use this as a last resort.
Azaleas are highly harmful to dogs if ingested directly. It contains a toxin called grayanotoxin. It causes vomiting and difficulty breathing. You’ll also see your buddy be sluggish and depressed. It could even prove fatal if large quantities are consumed.
Dogs develop an understanding to keep their distance from things that could be harmful. Specifically, they can smell the off-notes on such a plant. But the younger ones are still in the process of learning. Therefore, they’re more prone to nibbling on a poisonous plant. Additionally, suppose a toxic plant doesn’t give off a traditionally off-putting smell. In that case, the dogs might be tricked into eating it.
Multiple plants can be poisonous to your dog, but certain houseplants require extra care. The most common houseplants that threaten a dog’s well-being include Aloe Vera and Ivy. Jade and Dumb Cane are also bad. For a full list, read our article.
That’s all, folks!
Now that you’ve got an idea of the most popular 72 plants and flowers safe and toxic for dogs, you can create a safe and secure home for your pets. Remember that they are canines, and their diets do not involve plants. Large consumption of even non-toxic varieties can lead to health issues. Consult a vet immediately if you suspect your pup has been up to no good.