Toxic Houseplants: Plants to Avoid if You Have Pets

Dieffenbachia: This popular ornamental plant contains toxic compounds that can cause irritation and swelling in pets' mouths and throats. 

Philodendron: Both the leaves and stems of philodendrons contain calcium oxalate crystals, causing oral irritation and potential digestive issues in pets. 

Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum): Pothos plants can lead to vomiting, drooling, and difficulty swallowing due to the presence of toxic compounds. 

Sago Palm (Cycas Revoluta): Extremely toxic to pets, the sago palm can cause severe liver damage and even be fatal if ingested. 

Lilies: Many types of lilies, especially Easter lilies, are highly toxic to cats and can lead to kidney failure even in small amounts. 

Aloe Vera: While beneficial for humans, the latex in aloe vera can cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal issues in pets. 

Snake Plant (Sansevieria): Snake plants contain toxins that can cause nausea and vomiting in pets, making them better suited for pet-free homes. 

Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica): The sap of rubber plants can cause skin irritation in pets, and if ingested, it may lead to digestive discomfort and vomiting. 

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