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Beware of Poisonous Plants and Pets!


Poisonous Plants and Pets

The following list represents the most commonly kept potentially hazardous plants, but in no way is complete:

 Plants Potentially

Poisonous to Pets

Some of the common plants which may produce a toxic reaction in animals are listed below with links to additional information. . This list is intended only as a guide to plants which are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

Aloe Vera (Medicine Plant)
Apple (seeds)
Apple Leaf Croton
Apricot (pit)
Asparagus Fern
Autumn Crocus
Avocado (fruit & pit)
Baby’s Breath
Bird of Paradise
Branching Ivy
Buddhist Pine
Calla Lily
Castor Bean
Charming Dieffenbachia
Cherry(seeds & wilting leaves)
Chinese Evergreen
Christmas Rose
Cordatum Corn Plant
Cornstalk Plant
Cuban Laurel
Cutleaf Philodendron
Devil’s Ivy
Dracaena Palm
Dragon Tree
Dumb Can
Easter Lily (especially cats)
Elephant Ears
Emerald Feather
English Ivy
“Exotica Perfection”
Fiddle-leaf Fig
Florida Beauty
Fruit Salad Plant
(Philodendron Pertusum)
German Ivy
Giant Dumb Cane
Glacier Ivy
Gold Dieffenbachia
Gold Dust Dracaena
Golden Pothos
Hahn’s Self-Branching English Ivy
Heartleaf Philodendron
Horsehead Philodendron
Hurricane Plant
Indian Laurel
Indian Rubber Plant
Janet Craig Dracaena
Japanese Show Lily
(especially cats)
Jerusalem Cherry
Kalanchoe (Panda Bear Plant)
Lacy Tree Philodendron
Lily of the Valley
Madagascar Dragon Tree
Marble Queen
Mexican Breadfruit (Split Leaf Philodendron)
Miniature Croton
Morning Glory
Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
Needlepoint Ivy
Oriental Lily
(especially cats)
Peace Lily
Peach (wilting leaves & pits)
Pencil Cactus
Plumosa Fern
Poinsettia (low toxicity)
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Precatory Bean
Primrose (Primula)
Red Emerald
Red Princess
Red-Margined Dracaena
Ribbon Plant
Saddle Leaf Philodendron
Sago Palm
Satin Pothos
Silver Pothos
Spotted Dumb Cane
String of Pearls/Beads
Striped Dracaena
Sweetheart Ivy
Swiss Cheese Plant
Taro Vine
Tiger Lily (especially cats)
Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem & leaves)
Tree Philodendron
Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
Variegated Philodendron
Variegated Rubber Plant Warneckei Dracaena
Weeping Fig
For more information on plants that could be dangerous to pets, visit the American Animal Hospital Association website. For more on why lilies are poisonous to cats, read this from the FDA »

Keep pets safe,

By: Debbie June Rickman Laughlin


About Deborah J Laughlin, Founder/CEO
In 1981 after frequently having the dilemma of finding care for my pets and home while I was away I decided to start a professional pet sitting service. I truly understand the concerns that pet and home owners face when trusting someone else to provide care for their home and pet. House Calls has a knowledgeable and trustworthy team of pet sitters with a deep love and reverence for animals. Learn how our customers receive a personal pet sitter who remains the same with each request. About Us!

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