The Hazards of Houseplants

Nothing brightens a home quite like plants and flowers. But plants can pose a safety hazard to your animal friends. Many popular plants and herbs such as, aloe, calla lily, carnations, and garlic carry mild to severe risks if ingested by cats and dogs. Check these lists before you start planting.

Plants Toxic to Dogs

Plants Toxic to Cats

With that being said, what can you plant? Your options may seem limited, but there are quite a few plants that you can still keep around the house. Some popular plants that are safe for both cats and dogs include:

  • African Violet
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Bamboo
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Cinnamon
  • Crepe Myrtle
  • Fennel
  • Hawthorn
  • Japanese Holly Fern
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Wandering Jew

If you think your pet may have ingested a plant that could make them sick, always contact your veterinarian.

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