Off Limits! 8 Houseplants That Aren’t Safe for Dogs
The last thing dog owners want to worry about is whether their houseplants are safe for their beloved Fido. Find out which plants you should avoid if you have a dog.
It’s one of the most common houseplants and a popular cutting flower, coming in multiple colors from white to purple. But no matter what variety you grow, calla lilies aren’t safe for dogs. Check out poisonous plants cats owners should avoid.
This blooming winter bulb stuns on a Christmas table but, much like the holiday ham, don’t let your dogs have a bite. Members of the amaryllis family contain lycorine and other toxic substances.
Although its most toxic parts are underground, it’s still best to keep begonias out of reach of your pets. They cause vomiting in dogs and cats and can be even more dangerous for horses and grazing animals.
Chives add flavor to any dish, but don’t sprinkle them on your dog’s food. It’s toxic in certain quantities just like other alliums, including onions and garlic. P.S. Other kitchen herbs you want to avoid include mint, oregano and tarragon.
These easy-going succulents, sometimes called rubber plants, are a no-no for dog owners. It’s not well understood what makes the plants toxic, but they can cause vomiting, depression and poor coordination in dogs. Learn surprising facts about succulents.
Growing tulips indoors is a fun project, but dog lovers should look for other entertainment. Luckily, most of the toxins are in the bulb, but animals can still get sick from chewing on the foliage above the soil.