If you enjoy houseplants and keep a lot of animals, you may be not aware that there are lots of different house plants that can be incredibly toxic to dogs and cat. Today we’re going to talk about toxic houseplants that are found not only in your home but also sometimes around your home.


Members of the Lilium species are highly toxic to dogs and cats. The poisonous component of the lily has not yet been identified. If your pet eats lilies, he can be exposed to very small amounts of toxins that can cause significant kidney disease or kidney failure.


It’s something that of course not personally legal in your home, but it is important to recognize that depression of the central nervous system, incoordination, vomiting, lethargy, increased heart rate, seizures, and coma can come from consuming any type of cannabis species

Sago palms

All components of the sago palm are toxic to dogs and cats. The nuts or palm berries are the most toxic parts, which contain a toxic compound that can cause liver failure in both dogs and cats. The symptoms you would see are lethargy, drooling, vomiting, and seizures.


All aspects of the tulip plants are toxic but the bulbs are more toxic than the leaves or the stems. Tulip bulbs cause intense gastrointestinal irritation, drooling, loss of appetite depression of the central nervous system, convulsions, and cardiac abnormalities.


Azaleas contain a toxin that causes gastrointestinal symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating. It also can cause animals to ultimately have a coma and cardiovascular collapse.


The oleander plant contains cardiac glycosides, which can cause cardiovascular collapse, heart failure, lung complications as well as sudden death.

Castor bean

Castor beans contain a type of protein that can cause abdominal pain, bloating, swelling of the mouth. Castor bean oil is irritating to the gastrointestinal tract. It can also cause secondary central nervous system problems like twitching, seizures and abnormal musculoskeletal convulsions.


Cyclamen is a common house plant and cyclamen roots are more toxic than any other part of that particular house plant. Gastrointestinal irritation is the most common symptom.

English ivy

All species of the ivy family can cause gastrointestinal irritation because they contain a toxic substance called triterpenoids which are very irritating to the gastrointestinal tract.

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