The top 5 indoor and outdoor plants that are toxic to pets

May 27, 2016
Justine Lee, DVM; DACVECC; DABT
Justine Lee, DVM; DACVECC; DABT

Dr. Lee received her BS in Animal Science in 1993 at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She obtained her DVM at Cornell University in 1997, followed by an internship at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. She received her DACVECC in 2003 at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lee is also the CEO and founder of VetGirl, a subscription-based podcast service offering RACE-approved continuing education to veterinary professionals. Dr. Lee has been published in numerous veterinary journals, including the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, the Journal of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care, and the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has also published several veterinary book chapters, and has been aired on radio and television to promote preventative medicine, animal health, and the overall well-being of pets.

Help veterinary clients keep their furry friends safe with these handouts of common indoor and outdoor plants that can be toxic to pets.

The return of warmer weather means it's time for landscaping again, but veterinary clients may not know that some of the plants they choose to put in their garden, or keep inside the house can be potentially deadly to their cats and dogs. Help them recognize which plants to steer clear of with these handouts. (There's one for indoor plants and one for outdoor. Each are two pages.)

Click here to download the indoor plant handout.

Click here to download the outdoor plant handout.