Houseplants help your house more beautiful and closer to nature. So, a lot of people want to grow houseplants to decorate their houses. However, there are houseplants that aren’t good for dogs and cats. If you own a pet, it is better to know about them. And that’s the reason why we’ve listed 30 plants that you should keep your dog stays away from. Check them out!
As you know dogs are one of the curious animals, especially when they are young. They are extremely argus-eyed in their quest any things. And if your dog has a tendency to look for something to nibble on, this list of plants for dogs will help you to avoid. Even so, you can still grow these plants if you love them by placing them in sites that have a safe height to your pets can’t touch or eat. Save them.
#1 Sago Palm
This exquisite plant sago palm contains a toxin called cycasin, which is known to cause liver damage. Symptoms such as vomiting, jaundice, increased thirst, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, bruising, clotting disorder, liver damage, liver failure, and death.
If your dog eats this plant. Some symptoms can occur such as mucous membrane irritation, intense burning, and irritation of the mouth, lips, and tongue, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing.
A kind of leaf succulents, many varieties have various medicinal uses. But aloes are the plants toxic to dogs but only when they ingest it. Symptoms like vomiting, depression, diarrhea, lack of appetite, change in the color of urine.
#4 Arrowhead Plant
The plant contains calcium oxalate in its sap, which is harmful if contacted or ingested. Symptoms like vomiting, depression, diarrhea, lack of appetite, chills, change in the color of urine.
#5 Calla Lily
Calla lilies are beautiful but when the plant is chewed, clinical signs are visible immediately such as oral pain, diarrhea, drooling, lack of appetite, pawing at the mouth.
#6 Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise)
Strelitzia is grown as an indoor plant, it contains Hydrogen Cyanide (prussic acid). Symptoms such as mild nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, difficulty in breathing, less appetite, death.
#7 ZZ Plant
ZZ plant belongs to the Araceae family. Symptoms such as mucous membrane irritation, intense burning, and irritation of the mouth and lips, tongue, excessive drooling.
Often called a dumb cane. Chewing or biting into this plant can cause injury. Symptoms such as mucous membrane irritation, intense burning, and irritation of the mouth and lips, tongue, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing.
#9 Jade Plant
Jade Plant is mildly toxic. Symptoms such as nausea, retching.
#10 Kafir Lily
Kafir lily is an exquisite plant with succulent leaves and orange flowers. Its ingestion can cause kidney failure in cats; it is also one of the toxic plants to dogs. Symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. Large intake causes convulsions, low blood pressure, tremors, and cardiac arrhythmia.