Houseplants can be very toxic to your pets. But have no fear—plenty of pet-safe plant babies exist for all of you green thumbs out there!
Not only do plants add an earthy flare to your home decor, they clean the air and improve your mood! The following plants are non-toxic to cats and dogs. Bring one home today to help your space feel more luscious this winter! NON-TOXIC-African Violet-Date or Parlor Palm-Bamboo-Polka Dot Plant-Spider Plant-Bromeliad-Rubber Plant-Boston Fern:
The following plants are known to be toxic to cats and dogs. If you chose to bring one into your home, ensure they are out of reach of all of your pets. Ingestion can cause vomiting, seizures, tremors, or worse. If you believe your pet is ill or has consumed a poisonous substance, call your veterinarian immediately for assistance.You can also call ASPCA Animal Poison Control Hotline 24h at 1-888-426-4435. TOXIC-Aloe-Pothos-Snake Plant-Swiss Cheese Plant-Fiddle Leaf Fig:
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center provides a list of plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Please note that the information contained in our plant lists is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather a compilation of the most frequently encountered plants.
Also, be advised that the consumption of any plant material may cause vomiting and gastrointestinal upset for dogs and cats. Plants listed as either non-toxic, or potentially toxic with mild GI upset as their symptoms are not expected to be life-threatening to your pets.
Sources: ASPCA and Architectural Digest “To the Rescue: 21 Plants that are Safe for Cats and Dogs”