Unhealthy Plants for Your Pets
Many plants in or around your home can put your pets in danger
Unhealthy Plants for our Pets
We have all set up our homes to keep young children secure, but what about our house pets? Same as for kids, many plants in or around your home can put your pets in danger. Knowing about these dangers can assist you in making your home a safer environment for your pets.
Threats to your pet’s health can also come from outside the home. Some plants and flowers can be harmful if your pet eats them. If the animal ingests anything from the list below, even if there are no symptoms, the pet owner should contact their veterinarian right away. Furthermore, if the owner can estimate how much of the product the animal has consumed, that would be helpful. We may have overlooked some plants in the tables below. If the owner has any questions regarding a plant that isn’t listed in the table, they should consult their veterinarian for more information.
Below we list some plants that are commonly found growing in Malaysian gardens and homes and can be harmful to your pets.
Also please be careful with any cut flowers you may receive and put on display in your home.
|Bad for??||Plant Name||Sample Photo|
|Dogs & Cats||Aloe Vera, poisonous|
|Dogs||Asparagus Fern, poisonous|
|Dogs & Cats||Chinese Evergreen, causes mouth irritation|
|Dogs||Chives, causes stomach problems|
|Dogs||Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane), causes mouth & throat irritation|
|Dogs & Cats||Elephant Ears, causes mouth irritation|
|Dogs & Cats||Ivy, mildly poisonous|
|Dogs||Lemon Grass, causes stomach issues|
|Dogs & Cats||Lilies, most lilies are poisonous including the common spider lily|
|Dogs||Lime Tree, poisonous|
|Dogs||Orchids, ingesting the flowers can cause mouth irritation|
Dogs & Cats
|Sago Palm, all parts are poisonous|
|Dogs||Snake Plant, poisonous|
|Dogs||Tomato Plant, leaves/stem poisonous in large quantities, green tomatoes are poisonous|
How to Prevent Pets from Eating Toxic Plants
- Buy only safer plants
- Remove toxic plants from the home
- Use cayenne pepper because they hate the smell and will keep away from the plants
- Caging the plants
- Hang the plants in a higher place
- Put the plants in a separate room
- Pick up any fallen leaves or petals around the plants