FYI: A ton of common house plants can actually be deathly to your cat or dog if chewed and ingested—plants like aloe vera, arrowhead plant, golden pothos, english ivy, and plenty more. If your furry friend's appetite includes anything that its wandering mouth can get a hold of, then you need to know what kind of plants you keep at home.
Of course, there are different levels of plant toxicity. For example, mistletoe berries can kill an animal with just one or two bites, lilies can cause kidney failure and excess urination, and holly will have your pet with symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. If your pet is showing any signs of these symptoms, you should call your vet—or poison control—immediately.
Thankfully, though, there are plenty of nontoxic plants you don't have to worry about. Spider plants, money plants, African violets, and bamboo are all safe to keep near Fido, just to name a few. These are a few of our favorites, but the ASPCA has a full list of pet-friendly greenery, which you can sort by whether you have a cat, dog...or horse. It also lists toxic plants for all three, if you're worried about what's in your backyard—or what you already own.
The Best Pet-Friendly Plants You Can Take Home:
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