Houseplants offer many benefits to our homes, such as purifying air and bringing greenery inside. However, many might not know that some houseplants can be toxic to our best friends. You will want to know before picking up a new houseplant that you might like whether it could be poisonous to your dog. If ingested, some plants can cause anything from digestive issues and vomiting to depression.
You can find extensive lists on the possible effects of certain plants with a simple Google search. Be sure to research any plant before you pick it up so it can be a welcomed addition to your home.
That being said, there are also a number of house plants that are not toxic to dogs.
Friendly Houseplants For Dogs
These plants will help purify your air and beautify your house without making you worry about the safety of your dog.
- Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
- African Violets (Saintpaulia)
- Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) /Staghorn Fern (Platycerium bifurcatum)/Birdsnest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
- Hen and Chicks Succulents (Echeveria)
- Air Plants (Tillandsia)
- Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
- Prayer Plant (Maranta)
Some houseplants that should be kept away from your dog are:
- Aloe Vera
- Ivy (Hedera Helix)
- Jade (Crassula Ovata)
- Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
- Pothos/Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum Aureum)
- Sago palm (Cycas Revoluta)
- ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas)
- Elephant Ear (Caladium)
- Corn Plant (Dracaena Fragrans)
- Asparagus Fern