Common Houseplants Toxic to Pets

We know to keep certain poisons—like antifreeze—away from our pets, but many people don’t know how toxic their houseplants are. When we avoid growing these 12 houseplants that are considered toxic, we can help to keep our pets safe.

Aloe vera
Boston ivy
Caladium
Dumbcane
English ivy
German ivy
India rubber plant
Mistletoe
Philodendron
Potted chrysanthemum
Weeping fig
Yew

Adapted from The Puppy Owner’s Manual, by Diana Delmar (Storey Books, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Diana Delmar. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Puppy Owner’s Manual, by Diana Delmar (Storey Books, 2001).

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William C
William C2 months ago

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W. C
W. C2 months ago

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Jeanne R
Jeanne R5 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne R
Jeanne R5 months ago

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Jeanne R
Jeanne R5 months ago

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Jeanne R
Jeanne R5 months ago

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rabout a year ago

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cynthia b.
cynthia l1 years ago

thx for this important info

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Elena B.
Elena Bonati4 years ago

Thank you for the important information.

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Pamela W.
Pamela W4 years ago

Thanks for the list Annie - didn't know about the potted chrysanthemum ...... would the ones planted in the garden have the same nefast effect (if the cat goes out) ??

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