husky dog in the atascocita animal hospital pet boarding yard

5 Dangerous House Plants To Keep Away From Your Furbaby

Plant keepers beware! Your indoor decoration may be putting your furbaby at risk. Sadly, there are hundreds of plants that can cause a toxic reaction in your pet if consumed. As responsible pet parents, we must pet-proof our home to ensure our furry companions live healthy and safe lives. Below are five examples of houseplants that are toxic to your pets' health.


Five regular house plants that are harmful to our pets:


  • Aloe Vera: Aloe is reasonably toxic to pets. Potential symptoms your pet may show if Aloe Vera is consumed include vomiting, diarrhea, change in urine coloration, and depression. 
  • Lilacs: Lilacs can be lethal to cats and dogs. Consumption may result in kidney complications, diarrhea, and depression.
  • Cannabis: One of the most common plant materials that can make your pup sick. Consumption may result in incoordination, tremors, and excessive drooling. 
  • Sago Palms: A common plant in tropical gardens, but also a possible death sentence for a dog. If consumed, even in a tiny amount, your dog may experience organ failure.
  • Ivy: Many ivies, such as English Ivy, have a moderate toxicity effect in pets. Usually causing inflammation of the face area when exposed to a dog. 


As responsible pet parents, it’s key that we educate ourselves on all the potentially toxic household items that may harm our pets. 

For Your Pup’s Health and Wellness, Bring Your Canine to Atascocita Animal Hospital


At Atascocita Animal Hospital, we will provide the gentle and professional care your pet needs to thrive in health. With our impeccable standards and skilled staff, we guarantee quick results and diagnoses for whatever may be harming your pet’s health. Contact or visit our site today to arrange your dog’s next wellness exam!



Socialization in Dogs
Pet Boarding in Atascocita

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to

If you’re looking for excellent customer service and a trustworthy veterinarian in Humble,

Atascocita Animal Hospital is the place to be.

Call or visit Atascocita Animal Hospital today for an appointment!

General Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: Closed
Check out our holiday hours here.