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Your dog’s habits are just as important to consider when deciding what is safe and what isn’t. For instance, if your pup considers the garden their personal salad bar, then you should avoid anything that’s known to cause sickness or toxicity in dogs because your pup is simply much more likely to explore the garden through their mouths and make themselves ill.

Most dogs usually won’t eat anything that seems unappetising, which helps to keep them safe from anything that could make them sick.

We will go through a few common houseplants first and then list other “safe” houseplants. If you happen to grow herbs inside your house, you’ll find them listed in our list of safe plants for dogs below. This list is quite extensive but in no way exhaustive, so we encourage you to research anything rare or specialist you might be growing!

Yes, spider plants are perfectly safe houseplants for dogs to be around. These plants breed prolifically and thrive in almost any environment, making them one of the most common houseplants around so it’s a good thing they’re dog-friendly. With a few of these dotted around and draping off shelves, you’re sure to start living your indoor jungle dreams.

This list contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Please note that the information contained in our plant lists is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather a compilation of the most frequently encountered plants. Individual plants may differ in appearance from the photos used on our listings. Please be sure to check the name of the plant to determine its toxicity.

What plants are unsafe for dogs?

If you’re worried your garden is home to something toxic to dogs, you can check ourpoisonous plants for dogs guide. Some plants are only known to be mildly toxic, so they could be perfectly safe in your garden as long as they fenced off or in a raised bed and your dog isn’t able to snack on them.

50+ Perfectly Pet-Safe Houseplants

When it comes to plants and pets, both can bring a lot of love and light into your life. Unfortunately, the two don’t always mix so well. In fact, some plants can be downright deadly for pets. The good news is that many plants are safe for dogs, and if you choose your plants wisely, the two can coexist beautifully, says Justin Hancock, garden expert at Costa Farms in Miami.

This family of easy-growing houseplants has been popular for generations because it’s so forgiving, which is perfect for busy pet owners, Hancock says.

“Forget to water them now and again? No worries. Don’t want to fertilize? No problem. And they don’t contain natural compounds that are toxic to animals, so you don’t need to worry if Fido nibbles on a leaf or two.”

With their exotic spikes of brightly colored blooms, Guzmania bromeliads look festive. These nonpoisonous plants are easy to grow and stay relatively sturdy, so they’re unlikely to suffer a lot of damage if playful pups knock them over.

This trendy succulent doesn’t need a lot of water. Nonpoisonous and spineless, they won’t harm the furry members of your household.

This “plant of steel” is practically indestructible, so it’s a great choice if you need an easy-care plant that’s compatible with your pets. Its thick trunk and grassy leaves give it a festive look that’s perfect for any room in the home.

Not only is catnip nontoxic, your cat is going to love it. It can be planted inside or out and is known for its bright green leaves. The only downside is that your feline may love it too much, so you might need to replant it now and then.

Sadly enough, money does not actually grow on these plants. But here’s the good news: They’re safe for pets and recommended for people with allergies and asthma.

These nontoxic flowers look fancy, but they’re actually low-maintenance. They come in an amazing array of colors and can add an elegant touch to any space without putting your dog in danger.

Hancock says it’s important to note that just because these plants are nontoxic for pets, it doesn’t mean your pet still can’t have a negative reaction to them.

“Pets can have allergies to plants, just like people can have food allergies, so a nonpoisonous plant could possibly (it’s rare, of course) make a pet sick,” Hancock says. “Likewise, it’s also possible for pets to have bad interactions with fertilizers or other products used on plants.”

So if your green thumb is itching, these nontoxic plants are good place to start. Just remember to watch your furry friends around any new plants, for the sake of your pets and your plants.

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