Dog-safe and air-purifying plants are much better than just ordinary houseplants. Yes! You read it right. If you have a dog and you want to add color and life to your place but having second thoughts because you are worried it is not dog-safe. Continue reading and you'll know that there are tons of ways you can add life to your place without guessing if it's dog-safe or not. Learn what plants are dog-safe, low-effort, air-purifying and don't need much time or maintenance but can liven up your place.
DISCLAIMER: We are the experts on plants, not pets! Please prioritize your dog's health and consult with your veterinarian if you have questions and concerns. In addition, the toxic plants mentioned can affect humans, so this information also applies to small children.
In general, no plant is 100% safe because eating plants and dirt is not a part of a dog’s healthy diet. Luckily, there are ways to let the two exist harmoniously, and dog-safe houseplants that will significantly minimize risk if eaten.
A Guide to Dogs and Houseplants
Consider your dog’s personality and interests. Animal preference is a big key to determine what plants are brought into your home. Some dogs pretend houseplants are nonexistent, while others love to destroy them. If you have a more curious dog at home, be mindful of the plants in your space.
Pay attention to your pet. Dogs usually start disturbing your plants out of boredom. If your dog is ripping off plant leaves or looks like he is about to pee in your potted ficus, it is perhaps their way of telling you that they are bored or need attention. Instead, take a 10-minute break outside to direct their focus elsewhere. This small attention to detail makes a big difference when it comes to preventing disasters.
Keep your houseplants out of reach. For big dogs that can reach high spaces this can be difficult. Many plant parents find it beneficial to use ceiling plant hangers or tall plant shelves that are out of reach.
Dog-safe Houseplants and Their Benefits
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