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Poisonous Plants For Dogs--The Most Detailed List

Updated by Sheryl on Nov 12, 2021

There are numerous dangerous plants for dogs and cats to be aware of. Some are only mildly poisonous, while others are lethal. If you have a dog, it is best to be mindful of the dangers, which is why we have included practically all of the plants that are toxic to dogs.

We feel that a dog is a curious creature, especially when it is young (puppy); if your dog tends to hunt for something to chew on while on its journey, then this list of dangerous plants for dogs will be of great use to you and your veterinarian. Here are some lovely houseplants that are safe for pets.

dog and plant
  • Poisonous plants for dogs—detailed list
  • Are ivy poisonous to dogs
  • Are lilies poisonous to dogs?
  • Are hostas poisonous to dogs?
  • Are dandelions poisonous to dogs?
  • Plants that are safe for dogs
  • Sago Palm
  • Alocasia
  • Arrowhead Plant
  • Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise)
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Kafir Lily
  • Dracaena fragrans
  • Cyclamen
  • Desert Rose (Adenium)
  • Golden Pothos
  • Kalanchoe
  • Dracaena
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ficus Benjamina
  • Flamingo Flower (Anthurium scherzeranum)
  • Gardenia
  • Geranium
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Schefflera
  • Oleander
  • Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
  • Asparagus Fern (Asparagus setaceus)
  • Ti plant (Cordyline terminalis)
  • Begonia
  • Peyote (Lophophora williamsii)

House plants poisonous to dogs

  • Ivy
  • Lilies
  • Aloe Vera
  • Pothos
  • Elephant Ear
  • Dumb Cane
  • ZZ plant

Yes, dogs may develop a rash due to poison ivy, even though some of our furry friends may do better than others. Occasionally, the fur of some dogs serves to prevent and keep their skin from coming into contact with the urushiol oils that produce the irritating rash. The rash will be less severe in an old English sheepdog than in a Chinese crested because dogs with thin, hairless, or short coats are more susceptible to acquiring it.

dog and ivy


If you're very sure that the offending plant was poison ivy or poison oak, the best thing pet parents can do is bathe their pooch as soon as they see the problem. Wearing gloves when bathing them is recommended because their coats may contain oils from poison ivy. Utilize an oatmeal shampoo or an anti-inflammation dog shampoo, which will remove the urushiol oil from their skin and assist in soothing their skin.

All of your towels, clothing, and anything else your pooch has come into touch with before the bath, such as his collar, leash, bedding, or the backseat of your car, will need to be washed before you can start bathing him. Consequently, the transmission of oils to you, back to him, or to anybody else in the family will be less likely.

Yes, most of the lilies are considered poisonous to dogs. Even though some lily species are considered "non-toxic," they can nevertheless cause disease if consumed. If your dog consumes any portion of a lily plant, he or she will most likely experience gastrointestinal distress, including vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. You should seek guidance from your veterinarian in such a case.

dog and lily

What types of lilies are poisonous to dogs?

Dogs are harmed if they consume any lily species, regardless of whether the lily is poisonous or not. Some of the most prevalent species of lily that are toxic to dogs are as follows:

  • Calla lily
  • Easter lily
  • Glory lily
  • Japanese show lily
  • Leopard lily
  • Peace lily
  • Peruvian lily
  • Stargazer lily
  • Tiger lily

They are. However, they are not typically life-threatening. Hosta plants are usually grown in a shaded region of the garden. This is just the spot your dog will be looking for on a scorching hot summer day. As he lays there cooling in the shade, he's feeling a little bored and craves a snack, just like the rest of us, and there's a giant easy-to-reach food right above his head. Even moving his neck a bit will suffice, and yes, the hosta leaf was the final piece of the puzzle.

Hosta plants are very favorite among gardeners all over the world. They are ideal for gardens that require little upkeep. Due to the increased popularity of these deadly plants in our gardens, greater caution must be exercised to avoid dogs from mistakenly ingesting them.

dog and hostas

How Hostas affect the health of dogs?

Hostas contain saponins, which can be traced back to the origin of soap. They are found in varying amounts in a wide variety of plants. The amount of saponins present, the size of the dog, and the amount of food he consumes will all influence how badly they impact him.

When a dog consumes the plant, the sugar-bonded molecules that make up the saponins dissociate, allowing the harmful impact to manifest itself. Your dog will not feel well and will most likely have diarrhea or become ill; he may even become despondent as a result of this ordeal. But he will make a full recovery. Saponins are not all equally dangerous; the effects of some saponins are pretty modest, whereas others can cause high degrees of toxicity in high concentrations.

However, if you know for a fact that he has consumed some, it is essential to, at the very least, contact your veterinarian and ask for his advice.

Dandelions are generally considered to be safe for dogs to consume, although there are more nutritious options available. The nutritional value of these treats for your dog is likely to be minor, especially when healthier choices are available, such as certain fruits and vegetables.

The good news is that, in contrast to other plants, dandelions are not poisonous to your dog. Additionally, it's crucial to remember that many people consider dandelions to be weeds. Because of this, herbicides have probably been employed to eliminate any weeds that have appeared on their lawns. These weed-killing chemicals are frequently dangerous, and your pup may be at risk if exposed to them. So, let's find out when you should be concerned and what you might expect in terms of consequences.

dog and dandelions
  • Spider Plant
  • African Violet
  • Watermelon Plant
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Some Ferns
  • Some Wild Herbs
  • Polka Dot Plant
  • Chocolate Soldier
  • Lipstick Plant
  • Parlor Palm
  • Moth Orchid
  • Calathea(Prayer Plant)
  • Some Succulents
happy dog family on the grass

If your canine has consumed any of the plants listed above that are toxic to dogs, we urge that you contact your veterinarian or a pet poison hotline immediately. If your pet is already exhibiting any physical signs, you should take him or her to the veterinarian as soon as possible.

As a side note, our veterinary experts advise against inducing vomiting on your own if your dog has ingested a potentially dangerous substance. Occasionally, the chemical has already been digested and absorbed into the body in rare instances.

Sheryl is an editor from iPetor, owns extensive pet care experience. As a professional writer, she can provide useful pet care tips for all "parents".
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