Characters of an avocado holding 'NO' sign, egg holding 'YES', salmon holding 'YES', cheese holding 'YES'

Can dogs eat indoor plants?

It depends. Many common household plants contain toxins that are dangerous for pets. 

Depending on the type of toxic plant consumed, symptoms can range from mild to severe. Our recommendation? Whenever possible, opt for pet-approved houseplants. 

Common Symptoms: Vomiting, nausea, drowsiness, apathy, respiratory distress, diarrhea, drooling, lack of appetite, change in urine color, and increased thirst.

Poisonous Household Plants: Alocasia, Aloe, Amaryllis, Arrowhead Plant, Asparagus Fern, Begonia, Bird of Paradise, Brunfelsia, Cactus, Calla Lily, Cyclamen, Daffodil, Desert Rose, Dieffenbachia, Dracaena Fragrans, English Ivy, Eucalyptus, Ficus Benjamina, Flame Lily, Flamingo Flower, Gardenia, Geranium, Golden Pothos, Hyacinth, Jade Plant, Kafir Lily, Kalanchoe, Lilies, Oleander, Peace Lily, Peyote, Sago Palm, Schefflera, Ti Plant, ZZ Plant

Pet-Approved Household Plants: African violets, Boston ferns, Dwarf (pygmy) date palms, Gerber daisies, Impatiens, Orchids, Pot marigolds, Roses, Spider plants, Sunflowers

For a complete list, visit the ASPCA Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants List (https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants)

If you suspect your pet has ingested a toxic plant, or notice the below common symptoms, call your vet or animal poison control at (888) 426-4435 immediately.
Verified By
askPurrch information is provided for educational purposes only. Please consult your veterinarian with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your pet’s specific nutritional or health needs. Always ask your veterinarian before feeding your pet anything new.
Embed Code
Embed this on your website or blog:


Width: - Height:
Copy Code
Pet Poison Control Hotline
A consultation fee may apply

ASPCA Animal Poison Control: (888) 426-4435

Pet Poison Hotline: (800) 213-6680

Important side note
on pet toxicities

During COVID, as people introduced new substances into their homes, such as baker’s yeast, paint, and vitamin D3, pet poisonings notably increased. Keep your pet safe by avoiding these highly toxic household products.

  • Over-the-counter drugs of all sorts (painkillers, cold medications, dietary supplements, etc.)
  • Insecticides
  • Household plants
  • Household cleaners (including hand sanitizer)
  • Heavy metal including lead, zinc and mercury
  • Fertilizers and other garden-related products
  • Automotive chemicals including antifreeze which is one of the most highly poisonous substances

Related Posts

oscar458
Pet Parent Tip
Healthy skin, coat, and poops! Thriving on this plant-based and baked food ❤️
Likes petaluma Roasted Peanut Butter & Sweet Potato - Dry - Adult
petaluma
Helpful Resource
Dr. Andrew Knight of the University of Winchester UK published the largest study to date comparing meat-based and plant-based diet health outcomes for dogs in PLOS ONE on April 13, 2022.

*TELL ME... [ Read More ]
doobert
Helpful Resource
Excited to leverage the purrch platform to share excerpts from our podcast - The Animal Innovations Show.

🎙We are all about interviewing amazing companies making a difference to pets.

👏... [ Read More ]
Likes feedpetaluma.com
doobert
Let's Discuss
Join us live tonight on our Facebook Page or YouTube Channel - Doobert.com

Today’s guest is Terry Rockovich from Jinx! Jinx sells a variety of dog kibble and treats! They use premium proteins... [ Read More ]
midog
Achievement
Our work on "The Urinary Resistome of Clinically Healthy Companion Dogs: Potential One Health Implications" was just selected by MDPI as one of the editor's choice articles.

The Take-Away:
... [ Read More ]
dig-labs
Pet Parent Tip
My Dog Has Diarrhea - What Should I Do?

Try the easy options first
- Identify stressors. Did something get your dog upset today? This could contribute to an upset stomach, just like with... [ Read More ]
bosco
Seeking Advice
How can we get Bosco to stop eating it? He seems to almost always hunt this one plant on every walk. Concerned that it might be toxic.

Update: See below apparently it’s called Garlic Mustard.
Posted from The Preserve at Hillsdale
red57
Seeking Advice
I really love eating every type of plant matter outside- especially my humans’ Rhodies. Any idea what plants I should stay away from?
captain
Good Stuff
Pet Welfare
For those who like wine and supporting rescues! A friend just came out with Rescue Rose! https://rescuerose.com/
www.rescuerose.com/
Likes Nola Vineyards Rescue Rose

Related Articles

Pet Poison Control Hotline
A consultation fee may apply

ASPCA Animal Poison Control: (888) 426-4435

Pet Poison Hotline: (800) 213-6680

Important side note
on pet toxicities

During COVID, as people introduced new substances into their homes, such as baker’s yeast, paint, and vitamin D3, pet poisonings notably increased. Keep your pet safe by avoiding these highly toxic household products.

  • Over-the-counter drugs of all sorts (painkillers, cold medications, dietary supplements, etc.)
  • Insecticides
  • Household plants
  • Household cleaners (including hand sanitizer)
  • Heavy metal including lead, zinc and mercury
  • Fertilizers and other garden-related products
  • Automotive chemicals including antifreeze which is one of the most highly poisonous substances