There are so many factors as fur-parents that we must consider when owning a dog, whether it be an inside or outside dog. One of the factors is plants that are toxic to dogs.

Many fur-parents forgot about the common household plants. Many are toxic and can be fatal.

You may need to do some gardening after reading this post. 🙂

Don’t worry there are many plants that are non-toxic to dogs.

Unfortunately, there are many more plants that are toxic for dogs, below is only to name a few of the common plant’s that are most likely in your house or backyard. So far I have found four plants on this list that I have in the backyard.

Tip: Before buying any new plants for the house, ensure that they are not toxic to your pets. You can read 10 Tips to Prepare the Home for a New Pet to help with your puppy/rescue needs.

Let’s go through some common plants that are toxic to dogs.

13 Common Plants that are Toxic to Dogs


Symptoms Include: Salivating, diarrhoea, vomiting, breathing problems, abdominal pains, gastrointestinal issues.

Tomato Plants

Symptoms Include: Diarrhoea, tachycardia, gastrointestinal irritation.

Nerium Oleander

Symptoms Include: Vomiting, salivating, diarrhoea, breathing difficulties, cardiac issues.


Symptoms Include: Vomiting, urinary retention and possible kidney failure,


Symptoms Include: Salivating, gastrointestinal issues, vomiting, diarrhoea, suppressed appetite and possible cardiac issues.

Stephanotis floribunda (Madagascar Jasmine)

Symptoms Include: Allergic skin reaction, can cause damage to the heart, central nervous system and liver.

Aloe Vera

Symptoms Include: Vomiting and diarrhoea


Symptoms Include: Vomiting, salivating, diarrhoea, generalised weakness, cardiac issues and possible death.

Cycas Revoluta (Sago Palm)

Symptoms Include: Blood in stools, skin discolouration, vomiting, liver failure and possible seizures.
My Sago Palm is looking a little worse for wear.

Kalanchoe (Widow’s-thrill)

Symptoms Include: Vomiting, diarrhoea and gastrointestinal issues.

Colchicum Autumnale (Autumn Crocus)

Symptoms Include: Vomiting and diarrhoea, organ failure, salivating.


Symptoms Include: Muscle tremors, vomiting, diarrhoea, salivating and seizures.

Tradescantia Albiflora (Wandering Jew)

Symptoms Include: Allergic skin reaction such as dermatitis.

Chrysanthemum (Chrysanths)

Symptoms Include: Loss or coordination, vomiting and diarrhoea
If you think your furbaby has ingested any of these plants, seek veterinary attention immediately and take a sample of the plant you think has caused the issues as it may help the veterinarian treat your furbaby.

Tips to Avoid Poisoning

  1. Remove the plant and gift it to someone who doesn’t have any pets.
  2. Have an area fenced off where your furbaby can’t get to it.

Over to you: Do you have any other plants you want to add to the ever-growing list?


Gina and Harley

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