An Ultimate List of Plants That Are Toxic to Household Pets

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There are many different houseplants that you may have in your home, but you never know they may be harmful to your beloved household pets. While others are not fatal if eaten or chewed, some can actually kill your furry pet. To be safe, never assume that they will not chew, ingest, or chew on the poisonous plants because in most cases, they are often rushed to the vet for chewing on these poisonous plants.

In this post, we listed some of the most common plants that are in the typical homes. Some of them might surprise you, while others are something you might not have heard of yet. Check whether you have them just lying around your house.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera makes a great ingredient for haircare products. But when ingested by pets, it can be extremely fatal. The signs to check are aloe vera poisoning are vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia and changes in the urine color.

Arum Lily

Also called Calla Lily, Trumpet Lily, Florist’s Calla, or Garden Calla, the signs of Arum Lily poisoning are oral irritation, intense burning sensation in the tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, and hard time in swallowing.

Asian Lily

Otherwise called Asiatic Lily, the Asian Lily is toxic to cats. Symptoms of poisoning are vomiting, loss of appetite, lethargy, kidney failure, and demise.

Asparagus Fern

The common names of Asparagus Fern include Asparagus, Emerald Feather, Sprengeri Fern, and Shatavari. The most common signs of Asparagus Fern poisoning include allergic dermatitis with repeated dermal exposure. Berry ingestion could result in gastric upset like vomiting or diarrhea.

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Azalea

Also called Rosebay or Rhododendron, the signs of Azalea poisoning include vomiting, weakness, coma, hypertension, CNS depression, cardiovascular problems and even death.

Baby’s Breath

Also called the Maidens Breath, the symptoms of Baby’s Breath poisoning include vomiting and diarrhea.

Bird of Paradise Flower

The common names of the Bird of Paradise Flower are Crane Flower, or Bird’s Tongue Flower. When ingested, the signs of toxicity include mild nausea, vomiting, and drowsiness. This must not be confused with the Caesalpinia or the Poinciana gilliesii, which is also goes with the same name without the “flower”. The later one is more toxic.

Charming Dieffenbachia

The symptoms of Charming Dieffenbachia poisoning include oral irritation, intense burning sensation in the mouth, tongue, and lips, as well as excessive drooling, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing.

Chrysanthemum

The signs of Chrysanthemum poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, over production of saliva, loss of coordination, and dermatitis.

Devil’s Ivy

The signs of Devil’s Ivy poisoning include oral irritation, intense burning sensation in the tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, and hard time in swallowing.

Dieffenbachia

How do you know if your pet is suffering from Dieffenbachia poisoning. Check if there is oral irritation, intense burning or irritation of mouth , tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.

Easter Lily

They may sound like plants that are popular during Easter. But truth be told, the Easter Lily is toxic to cats. Symptoms of poisoning include vomiting, loss of appetite, kidney failure, and possible death. Cats are among the few pets to be first affected.

Garden Hyacinth

The signs of Garden Hyacinth poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, dermatitis and allergic reactions. Bulbs contain highest amount of toxin.

Giant Dracaena

We popularly know the Giant Dracaena as the Palm Lily or Grass Palm. Signs of poisoning include vomiting with blood, depression, anorexia, over production of saliva, and dilated pupils among cats.

Gladiola

The signs of gladiola poisoning include salivation, drooling, and diarrhea. Be careful with its bulbs. The highest concentration of the toxic is found there.

Indian Hemp

Yes, you read it right. Indian Hemp is fatal to household pets. Clinical signs of poisoning include prolonged depression, vomiting, loss of coordination, reduced activity, over production of saliva, dilated pupils, low blood pressure, and seizures.

Jade Plant

The common names of the jade plant include Baby Jade, Jade tree, and Chinese rubber plant. If ingested, your pets may suffer from vomiting, depression, ataxia and slow heart rate.

Lacy Tree Philodendron

Some signs of poisoning include oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips, tongue, excessive drooling, vomiting and difficulty in swallowing.

Lily

Toxic to cats, the clinical sign of a typical lily poisoning is kidney failure.

Lily of the Valley

Another variety of lily, the symptoms of poisoning are vomiting, irregular heart beat, disorientation, coma, and seizures.

Orange

When orange is ingested by your household pets, they might suffer vomiting, diarrhea, depression, or potential sensitivity to light.

Orange Day Lily

Orange day lily is extremely harmful to cats. Signs of poisoning include Vomiting, loss of appetite, lethargy, kidney failure, and demise is possible.

Pencil Cactus

Pencil cactus is not safe for your beloved furry pets. When they’re expose to it, they may experience irritation in the mouth and stomach. Eventually, they could be vomiting, but generally over-rated in toxicity.

Poinsettia

During Christmas, household pets become at very high risk for Poinsettia poisoning. When they are exposed to it, they could suffer allergies in the mouth and stomach that sometimes cause vomiting.

Spring Parsley

The signs of Spring Parsley poisoning include sensitivity to light, as well as ocular toxicity.

Stargazer Lily

Fatal to cats the signs of poisoning include vomiting, loss of appetite, kidney failure and death is possible. Cats are only species known to be affected.

Taro

The signs of Taro poisoning are oral irritation, intense burning sensation in the mouth, lips, tongue, excessive drooling, vomiting and difficulty in swallowing.

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Tiger Lily

Toxic to our feline friends, the signs of tiger lily poisoning include vomiting, loss of appetite, lethargy, kidney failure, and death is possible. Cats are only species known to be affected.

Tomato Plant

The signs of tomato poisoning include over production of saliva, loss of appetite, severe gastrointestinal upset, confusion, behavioral change, weakness, dilated pupils, and slow heart rate.

Trumpet Lily

The symptoms of poisoning include oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.

Tulip

Tulip poisoning can be easily detected if there is a presence of vomiting, depression, diarrhea, and over production of saliva in your pets. Here’s something you should know. The highest concentration of toxin is in the bulbs.

Wood Lily

Wood lily is toxic to cats. To tell if your pet is poisoned by it, check signs of vomiting, loss of appetite, lethargy, kidney failure and death is possible. Cats are only species known to be affected.

Yucca

If you notice your household pets are vomiting, experiencing diarrhea, have liver disease, or is photosensitive, they might be poisoned by the Yucca plant.

How many of these plants do you have at home? If yes, then you better keep them away from dog kennels or might as well put them out of your houses.

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