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Pets are like family. They are such an important part of the household and daily routine.
For many of us, life without them just wouldn’t be the same.
I have always been fortunate that our pets have had no interest in houseplants.
Chewing, playing or even acknowledging them wasn’t on their radar.
What a blessing as it is heartbreaking to see a beloved pet sick.
One of the most common questions I get asked when I am selling plants is “Is this safe for cats and dogs?”
Pet owners are always looking for houseplants that are safe for cats and dogs.
Although any plant can cause gastrointestinal problems when eaten in quantity, the ASPCA has signified the following houseplants as non-toxic to both cats and dogs.
These are common houseplants that can be purchased at a local garden center or online.
The ASPCA also has a list of toxic plants if you want to check your existing plants.
Houseplants That are Safe for Cats and Dogs:
African Violet (Saintpaulia spp.)
Aluminum Plant (Pilea cadieri)
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exalta bostoniensis)
Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)
Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Friendship Plant (Pilea involucrate)
Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus glabra)
Haworthia (Haworthia species)
Living Stones (Lithops naureeniae)
Old Man Cactus (Cephalocereus senilis)
Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)