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    Plants That Are Toxic To Dogs

    Plants That Are Toxic To Dogs

    by Health / 3 min read


    Estimated Read Time: 2 minutes

    Summary: If you’re wondering “what plants are toxic to dogs?”, in this blog we’ll learn just that! Discover which plants are poisonous for dogs and what the dog-friendly plants are too so you can be sure your apartment plants or those in your yard are safe for your canine… 

    Is it possible to be both a pet parent and a plant parent? We’ve all met a curious dog who likes to explore the world with their mouth - but aren’t some plants toxic to dogs? Well, yes!

    So, if you’re thinking about adorning your apartment with florals or greenery, or you’re fixing up your yard with some impressive flowers and planters, it’s probably worth knowing which plants are poisonous to dogs…

    Poisonous Plants For Dogs

    The list below details common household or garden plants that may pose a threat to your dog’s health and wellbeing, and are worth avoiding having around - and keeping in - your home:

    • Rhododendrons
    • Hydrangeas
    • Lily of the Valley
    • Peonies
    • Primroses
    • Poinsettias
    • Crocuses
    • Tulips
    • Amaryllis
    • Iris
    • Lavender
    • Holly
    • Azaleas
    • Carnations
    • Chives
    • Eucalyptus
    • Gladiola
    • St. John’s Wort
    • Periwinkles
    • Sweet Peas
    • Parsley
    • Wisteria
    • Figs
    • Mint
    • Rhubarb
    • Yew

    Please note that this list is not extensive and it only includes the most common plants you may find in your neighborhood or home. For a full list of plants known to be toxic to dogs, check out The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (ASPCA) list here.

     A small dark gray dog pops its head out of a bush full of purple flowers.

    Dog-Friendly Plants

    The plants listed below, you can keep in your home or yard without any worry of hurting your pup (even if they do decide to try the plant for themselves!)

    • Sunflowers
    • Fuchsias
    • Basil
    • Snapdragons
    • Bamboo
    • Camelias
    • Marigolds
    • Orchids
    • Pampas Grass
    • Roses
    • Sage
    • Rosemary
    • Venus Fly Traps
    • Dill
    • Strawberries
    • Cilantro
    • Fennel
    • Hibiscus
    • Jasmine
    • Lilies
    • Money Trees
    • Petunias


    “Toxic And Non-Toxic Plant List” ASPCA

    Author Taffer, Marissa “Tips For Planting A Dog-Friendly Garden” Dog Eared by My Ollie, May 13. 2022

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