8 Common Houseplants That Can Harm Dogs

Fiddle Leaf Fig

This popular houseplant is toxic to dogs if ingested, causing skin and gastrointestinal irritation. Known for its large fiddle-shaped leaves, it's best avoided if your dog chews on plants.


Beloved for its stunning foliage, Philodendron is toxic to both dogs and cats. Ingesting it can cause oral irritation, swelling, vomiting, trouble breathing, and excessive drooling.

ZZ Plant

ZZ plants thrive in low light and need infrequent watering, but they are toxic to pets. Ingestion can lead to vomiting and diarrhea due to calcium oxalate poisoning.

Aloe Vera

While beneficial for humans, Aloe vera is toxic to dogs. If ingested, it can cause lethargy, vomiting, and gastrointestinal issues.

Bird of Paradise

This plant is known for its striking flowers, which are also the most toxic part. Ingestion can cause nausea, vomiting, and drowsiness in dogs.

Dumb Cane

Dieffenbachia is toxic to pets, causing oral irritation, swelling, excessive drooling, vomiting, and difficulty breathing. It s a popular plant with variegated leaves.

Sago Palm

Extremely toxic to both humans and animals, the Sago Palm can cause liver failure and death if ingested. Early symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures.

Peace Lily

Known for its white flowers and glossy leaves, the Peace Lily is poisonous to dogs and cats. Ingestion can cause irritation and vomiting, especially with the 'Mauna Loa' variety.