5 Houseplants That Are Toxic To Dogs

By Cat And Dog Tips | Cat And Dog Tips | 10 May 2021

Dog owners may not be aware that these 5 houseplants pose a toxic risk to their pets. The following 5 plants can cause a variety of harmful issues for our canine companions and underlines that dog owners should be aware when choosing plants for their homes.


Aloe Vera

This may come as a surprise for many dog owners as Aloe Vera is commonly known for its healing properties in humans, as well as being harmless to humans.

Any member of the Aloe Vera family of plants can be toxic to dogs and consumption has been known to cause diarrhoea and vomiting and other issues.




Begonia plants can prove seriously toxic to dogs. The roots in particular are very toxic to our canine friends and ingestion has been known to lead to kidney failure in extreme circumstances.



Dragon Tree

Although known for their air-purifying qualities and tropical aesthetic, Dragon trees can cause sickness in dogs if the saponins contained in the plant are ingested

Reactions may include drooling, lack of appetite and vomiting and make this plant a potentially unwise choice for dog owners.



Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

Dieffenbachia commonly known as Dumb Cane is also referred to as Exotica or Tropic Snow. This broad-leafed plant can cause dogs a range of issues if ingested.

Harmful toxins in the plant can cause burning and swelling in a dog's mouth. This can lead to breathing difficulties which could potentially prove fatal for a dog.




Jade plants can be very toxic to dogs if ingested. Also commonly known as Chinese, Dwarf or Japanese Rubber Trees, Jade plants should be avoided in dog owning homes.



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