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Plants and Your Pets

With Spring rapidly approaching, gardening season will soon be in full bloom. Though plants are a nice way to brighten up the place, deter pests, etc., some plants are harmful to your pets. For a longer list of toxic/nontoxic plants for both dogs and cats, click here: Toxic/Non-Toxic Plants

Plant toxicity can range from mildly toxic (vomiting, etc.) to more serious canine health problems. To be on the safe side, you should thoroughly research any plants that are around your dog.

NOT Dog Friendly - Perennial Flowers:

  • Foxglove
  • Mums
  • Lenten Rose
  • Lily-of-the-valley
  • Hosta
  • Bleeding Hearts
  • Iris
  • Monkshood
  • Yarrow
NOT Dog Friendly - Vines:
  • English Ivy
  • Morning Glory
  • Wisteria
  • Clematis
  • Bittersweet
  • Boston Ivy
NOT Dog Friendly - Shrubs:
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Yew bushes
  • Mountain laurel
  • Hydrangea
  • Burning bush
  • Azalea
  • Boxwood
  • Privet
  • Daphne
  • Andromeda
NOT Dog Friendly - Trees:
  • Oleander
  • American Holly
  • Yellow Bird of Paradise
  • Golden Chain
  • Oak Trees (leaves and acorns)
NOT Dog Friendly - Bulb Plants:
  • Hyacinths
  • Tulips
  • Lilies
  • Allium
NOT Dog Friendly - Tropical Plants:
  • Castor Bean
  • Elephant Ears
  • Aloe Vera
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Angel's Trumpet
  • Snake Lily
NOT Dog Friendly - Weeds and Other Wild Plants:
  • Yellow Dock
  • Bittersweet Nightshade
  • Creeping Charlie
  • Mayapple
  • Baneberry
  • Bloodroot
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit
  • Mistletoe
Plants that ARE Safe for Cats/Dogs:
  • Areca Palm
  • Money Plant
  • Spider Plant
  • Purple Waffle Plant
  • Bamboo Palm
  • Variegated Wax Plant
  • Boston Fern
  • Dwarf Date Palm
  • Moth Orchids
  • Barberton Daisy


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