Houseplants that are poisonous to dogs

Has your apartment turned into a green jungle dominated by indoor plants? Then you should know that some of the popular indoor plants can harm your canine pet.

Indoor plants are an integral part of every apartment. Some people are fine with a few green pieces, others have a home full of indoor plants. But if you live with a four-legged pet, then you should consider getting some roommates. Few people know that some types of plants are highly poisonous or lead to less serious health problems . At the same time, it is important to note that in some plants, not only the flowers or leaves are poisonous, but also we should pay attention to the water in the sub-dish, into which the plants can excrete plant poisons . In summary, if you have a plant from the list below, the best thing to do is to move it to a room where the dog does not go.



One of the most popular maids - s trellis looks innocent, yet it is a highly poisonous plant that you should keep away from your pet. If this does not happen, and the dog bites into the shot, nausea, malaise, difficulty breathing may occur and in some cases the contact of a dog with a shooting can end tragically.


Dieffenbachia is another houseplant that is not to be messed with. All its parts are poisonous and poisoning occurs approximately four hours after ingestion . Unfortunately, even in this case the poisoning can end fatally, so it is not worth having Dieffenbachia in a place where the dog can reach.

A monster

Who doesn't have a monster these days, it's as if he didn't exist at all. Even though Monstera is one of the sought-after maids, don't be fooled by her beauty. It also belongs to poisonous plants and causes mucosal irritation, swelling, spasms and vomiting . It is problematic above all ingestion of the stem or petiole of a leaf .


Aloe vera

Maybe you use it for burns or mosquito bites, maybe you love the look of it. Whatever the reason you have an aloe vera plant at home, one thing is clear - it can harm your dog. Everything is caused by matter aloin, which causes vomiting or reddish urine . In some cases can aloe vera induce a psychotic state .


Rapid pulse, colic, diarrhea or vomiting! This is exactly how oleander poisoning manifests itself in a dog. A dog can get poisoned not only by eating leaves, but also flowers or stems. Ideally, take the oleander to a place where the dog does not go.

Japanese cycad

The truth remains that the Japanese cycad is not one of the plants that we would grow on a large scale in Czech households. But if you do have a cycad, be very careful. This plant is very dangerous for dogs because it leads to liver failure, and subsequently to the failure of the whole organism .

Ficus benjamin

The good news is that ficus benjamina it does not belong to the most poisonous indoor plants . But this does not mean that it is completely safe for the dog. If the dog rushes into tasting it, then mucosal irritation or vomiting may occur .


Another very popular indoor plant is the dracaena, which is loved by all beginners. But if the dog decides to taste the dracaena, instead of the excellent taste, he will experience health problems, led by excessive drooling, vomiting or diarrhoea .


A shovel for some, a quiver for others. Either way, keep an eye on this houseplant. Dogs can cause swelling of the tongue, excessive drooling, vomiting or difficulty swallowing .

Ovoid fat

Health problems can also be caused by the ovoid plant, which is one of the popular, and above all undemanding houseplants. She can also endanger your dog, and cause him to vomit or change his heart rate .

Other dangerous plants: golden creeper , mother-in-law's tongue , red strap , amaryllis , asparagus , French fries , poinsettia and more.

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