Are your houseplants toxic for pets?

Are your houseplants toxic for pets?

Plants are a great interior addition, they can really spruce up a space. Most plants are great for homes with pets; they can promote a healthy lifestyle while also cleaning the air and producing oxygen. However, there are some houseplants that don’t mix well with animals, they can make them sick if eaten or their pollen inhaled. Here’s a run down of some plants that are great for pet households and some to avoid. 

We know a lot of dogs like to eat everything they can get their mouths on. So give them something else to chew on besides your favorite pair of shoes. Pet Grass can be a great addition to any home! It’s great for the digestive system of both dogs and can help cats with hairballs. The great thing about Pet Grass is you don’t have to worry about the ingredients as you’ll watch it sprout right before your eyes! Check out our Pet Greens Self Grow Mix online or in store!

Some other safe house plants include:

  • Christmas cactus
  • Catnip
  • Mint
  • Lace flower vine
  • Moth orchid
  • Some succulents (stay away from Jade)
  • Spider Plant
  • Parlor Palm

While there are some safe houseplants for homes with pets, make sure whatever plant you're bringing into your home is safe. Here are some houseplants that could be considered toxic for pets:

  • Lilies can be extremely toxic if even breathed in and can cause severe kidney damage. 
  • All parts of oleander are toxic and can cause cardiac issues and hypothermia
  • Tulips and rhododendrons can cause heart and nervous system problems if ingested. 
  • Sago palms seeds can cause liver failure and seizures 
  • English Ivy if eaten can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting
  • Pothos can cause internal swelling and irritation

There are a lot more plants that are considered toxic to animals, but also loads more that are perfectly fine! Make sure to do research on any plant you bring into your home to keep your pets happy and healthy. 

Learn more about poisonous plants

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