10 Plants That Are Toxic to Pets

Lilies: Certain species of lilies, such as Easter lilies and tiger lilies, are highly toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure even in small amounts.

Azaleas and Rhododendrons: These flowering plants contain toxins that can be harmful to both cats and dogs, leading to symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, and drooling.

Sago Palm: The sago palm is a common houseplant that is toxic to dogs and cats. Ingesting any part of the plant can cause severe liver damage and, in some cases, death.

Autumn Crocus: The autumn crocus contains toxins that can cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms and organ damage in pets.

Oleander: Oleander is a popular landscaping plant that is toxic to pets if ingested. Symptoms of oleander poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, and cardiac abnormalities.

Castor Bean Plant: The seeds of the castor bean plant contain a potent toxin called ricin, which can be deadly to pets if ingested.

Dieffenbachia: Also known as dumb cane, this houseplant contains oxalate crystals that can cause oral irritation, swelling, and difficulty swallowing if ingested by pets.

Philodendron: Philodendrons contain calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause oral irritation, excessive drooling, and difficulty swallowing in pets.

Pothos: Pothos, also known as devil's ivy, is a common houseplant that is toxic to pets if ingested, leading to oral irritation and digestive issues.

Tulips: Tulips are spring-blooming flowers with cup-shaped blooms and bright, vibrant colors. They are known for their elegant appearance.