List of Plants
Poisonous to Dogs

Here's a partial list of plants poisonous to dogs for the Indoor Gardener. Either don't buy these houseplants, or place them where Fido can't reach. Please note that this is only a sampling from a great number of possibilities - it is not at all a complete list.

Also remember that while one species of house plant might be safe for dogs, another species or other members of the same plant Family might be among the plants that are poisonous to them. Research before you buy, especially if your pets are prone to taste-testing your greenery.

While many plants are poisonous to one kind of pet, the Indoor Gardener who has a number of pets needs to check separate lists. Birds, for instance, can eat berries poisonous to dogs or humans, but become sick from plants Fido, for instance, can chew on with impunity.

The list below is specific to plants poisonous to dogs, but not necessarily to other kinds of pets. In addition, this is only a small sampling of the hundreds of plants that can be grown indoors.

Toxicity varies among species as well as Families of plants, and even among variations. And new varieties of the houseplants we already know are developed and enter the market regularly. Your safest action is to keep all houseplants out of your dog's reach.

The list below is based on the more extensive list provided by the ASPCA.

DISCLAIMER: reports information from research and does not guarantee any of the plants mentioned, for medicinal, decorative, or other uses. Neither the FDA nor any physician have endorsed the uses of plants mentioned on the website. Use plants as food or medicinal products only at your own risk. The information on this page has not been written or checked by a veterinarian, and although the best has been done to keep it accurate, it is published without any guarantee from Indoor Gardener or the ASPCA. Please check with your vet for any further questions. Neither nor the ASPCA can be held liable in any way for information about pets and houseplants as presented on the website.

Miscellaneous Plants Poisonous to Dogs

  • Aloe vera
  • Asparagus Ferns (not true ferns; Liliaceae Family), including common names:
    • Emerald Feather
    • Foxtail
    • Lace
    • Plumosa
    • Sprengeri
  • Avocado Plant
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Clematis
  • Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
  • Flamingo Plant
  • Hydrangea
  • Kalanchoe
  • Mother-in-Law
  • Philodendron
  • Poinsettia
  • Schefflera (Umbrella Plant)
  • Spider Plant (Ribbon Plant)

Indoor Bulbs Poisonous to Dogs

Many members of the Liliaceae Family are toxic to pets; check with your vet even if you don't find it on this or the ASPCA list.

  • Amaryllis
  • Asian Lily
  • Caladium (Elephant Ears)
  • Calla Lily
  • Daffodil
  • Day Lily
  • Easter Lily
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris
  • Japanese Show Lily
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Narcissus
  • Peace Lily
  • Tiger Lily
  • Tulip

Indoor Ivy Poisonous to Dogs

  • Branching
  • English
  • Needlepoint
  • Sweetheart

To read about plants poisonous to cats, click on the photo here:

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