Beware of These 20 Popular Yet Toxic Houseplants for Dogs (They Could Make Your Pup Sick)

Houseplants deserve their flowers (pun intended) for how well they add a vibrant personality to our indoor and outdoor spaces. It’s no surprise that social platforms like TikTok have been buzzing lately with houseplant decor trends and “plantfluencers” praising houseplants that have given their living spaces a glow-up…….and purified their indoor air, among other benefits.

The only downside? These lovely plants don’t come with a toxicity alert.

Before you dive headfirst into the houseplant parenthood bandwagon, there’s one important thing in your life that you must take into consideration — your dog. You see, some houseplants and our canine friends don’t mix. The plant you bring home to beautify your space might be the reason your pup lands in the emergency room faster than you can hit the snooze button, and you certainly wouldn’t want that.

We all know our four-legged friends are often curiously drawn to the smell and taste of the most bizarre things; you can never tell what item they’ll chow down next after making a meal out of your tissue paper. For this reason, having non-toxic houseplants around your home is vital as a dog owner.

If you’ve ever wondered what plants are toxic to dogs, you’ve, luckily, stumbled upon the right article. Please note, though, that the list below isn’t exhaustive of all the houseplants that are poisonous to dogs. If you’re unsure of whether that gorgeous plant already chilling in your home (or on your to-buy list) is potentially toxic to your canine friend, we highly advise that you consult your veterinarian for clarification.

That said, here are 13 popular yet toxic plants for dogs (with pictures) that you should avoid having around your home:

1. Sago Palm

Close up of a potted Sago Palm, the Sago Palm is among the toxic household plants for dogs
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2. Oleander

Close up of a cluster of oleander flowers, Oleander is among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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3. Are Snake Plants Toxic for Dogs?

Close up of a potted snake plant, the Snake plant is among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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4. Are Aloe Plants Toxic For Dogs?

Close up of three aloe vera plants, the aloe vera is among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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5. Are Lilies Toxic For Dogs?

Close up of white lilies, lilies are among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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6. Are Tulips Toxic For Dogs?

Two potted Tulip plants placed on a table, Tulips are among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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7. Are Philodendrons Toxic for Dogs?

Close up of a potted philodendron, Philodendrons are among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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8. Are Dieffenbachias (Dumb Cane) Toxic for Dogs?

Close up of a Diffenbachia plant, Diffenbachia are among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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9. Are Asparagus Fern Toxic For Dogs? (Emerald Feather)

Close up of na asparagus fern, Asparagus ferns are among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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10. Are Corn Plants Toxic For Dogs? (Dracaena)

Close up of a Dracaena plant, the Dracaena is among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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11. Are Azaleas Toxic For Dogs? (Rhododeron)

Close up of a cluster of potted Azalea flowers, the Azalea is among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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12. Are Jade Plants Toxic For Dogs? (Money Plant)

Close up of a jade plant, Jade plants are among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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13. Are Elephant Ears Toxic For Dogs?

Close up of an elephant ear plant, elephant ears are among the toxic houseplants for dogs
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19. Are Banana Plants Toxic for Dogs?

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