15 household plants that are toxic to pets

Having plants in your garden and in your home is a great way to create a comforting oasis you can enjoy at the end of a long day. Plants are also beneficial for inside the home because many can clean the air of allergens and other toxins.
While plants and flowers are a cost efficient way to improve your home, you shouldn't just run out to the nursery and by any plant you like, particularly if you have pets at home. You'll want to pause (or at least be careful) when purchasing one of these 15 plants that can make your pet sick:
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1. Azalea
This flower is pretty, but if your dog noshes on even a few leaves they may exhibit symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive drooling. Seek immediate medical attention for pets who consume this plant as it can kill them, according to Pet Poison Hotline.
2. Lilies
Not all lilies are deadly for dog pets. Varieties like the Peace Lily, Peruvian Lily, and Calla Lily that can cause minor irritation and excessive drooling. However, dogs the Asiatic, Easter, Day, Japanese Snow and Tiger lily are extremely toxic. Ingestion (by dog or cat) could result in kidney failure.
3. Oleander
Oleander is a beautiful flower that is toxic to pets and humans. When consumed the leaves and petals of this white flower can cause vomiting, reduced heart rate, and death.
4. Daffodils
The Daffodil is toxic for animals in several ways. First: the flowers contain lycorine which causes severe vomiting. Eating the bulb can also cause vomiting, diarrhea, and heart problems and difficulty breathing.
5. Tulips
These stunning spring favorites are pretty tame compared to some other plants on here unless your dog or cat gets to the bulb. Pets who eat the bulbs may experience symptoms like excess drooling, vomiting and mouth irritation. If a dog ingests a larger amount, they could have experience heart and respiratory problems.
6. Aloe
While Aloe is great for cleaning the air and providing people with a soothing gel that calms burns, the leaves can cause vomiting, lethargy, and diarrhea. The gel is edible.
7. Amaryllis
Pets should stay away from noshing on the flowers and roots of this plant. Symptoms of poisoning from the flower include vomiting, depression, abdominal pain, salivating, refusing to eat and tremors.
8. Begonia
Keep your pets away from the begonias! This delicate plant looks sweet, but it can cause kidney failure (particularly in cattle and horses) and vomiting. While the plant is toxic, the highest concentration of toxicity is in the roots and bulbs, according to the ASPCA.
9. Bird of Paradise (Flower)
The bird of paradise flower is a stunning plant, but the seeds and fruit of this flower cause nausea, vomiting, and drowsiness in dogs and cats.
10. Clematis
These dark purple/blue flowers are a great way to add color to the garden, but they can give your dog and cat tummy troubles including vomiting. The toxicity of this plant is labeled as an irritant.
11. Fig
It may surprise you that fig is toxic for dogs, horses, and cats though symptoms are minor and include tummy troubles and skin irritation.
12. Holly
This pretty plant also called Winterberry, English Holly, and Inkberry contains saponins which induce vomiting, diarrhea and depression. The bulbs are a big concern, though the leaves and berries have low levels of toxicity.
13. Gladiola
This pretty yellow flower is popular as a garden plant, but it's toxic to curious dogs. Researchers aren't sure what causes the allergic reactions, but pets who nosh on the plant may exhibit symptoms like vomiting, lethargy, and diarrhea. The bulbs contain the highest level of toxicity for pets.
14. Hydrangea
This multi-colored flower is toxic for all pets and can result in depression, diarrhea, cyanide intoxication, vomiting and upset stomach.
15. Morning Glory
The Morning Glory, while beautiful in shape and color, is toxic for cat, dogs and horses, according to the ASPCA. Pets may experience vomiting and hallucinations.
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