Green Dangers: Surprising Plants That Could Be Harmful to Your Beloved Pets

There are two living things that make a home feel like home: pets and plants. The two can coexist together well, unfortunately, some of your common house plants are harmful to your furry (or feathery) friends. So, what if you have one of these common plants below? Well, not all hope is lost, checkout the last tip if you aren’t ready to give up one of your plants.

Aloe Vera 

We know, it’s a remedy for all, except for your pets. Aloe is not only a stunner of a house plant, but is also toxic to your cats and dogs. Again, not all hope is lost if you love your aloe. If you have shelving, try moving it up to a higher shelf where you know your pet won’t wander. If you don’t let your pets into certain rooms, try placing an Aloe plant in one of those rooms. Our aloe swap: try purchasing Haworthia; it has a very similar look to aloe and is non-toxic to cats or dogs.

Pothos A.K.A Devil’s Ivy

Not only a common indoor houseplant, but most people love their pothos because it’s virtually impossible to kill. Sadly, every part of this plant, from the leaves to the roots are poisonous for pups. These plants grow rapidly, so even if you move this plant to a higher shelf, you risk the vines growing long and continuing to be a hazard to your dog. 

But first, try to see if you can move a toxic plant outside

Do you have a plant you absolutely love, but have Googled it and it is a major no-no for your pet? Don’t fret, if you live in a mild area, maybe try moving that lovely foliage outdoors, even if it’s seasonally. Moving your plant outdoors for some natural curb appeal can be a win-win for you and your pet, just make sure to keep an eye on your pet while they roam outdoors.


Okay, go around and double check your plants. Do you have any of these in your home? We aren’t here to scare you, but we do want your plants and pets to live happily ever after.