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Pet-friendly houseplants: 5 that are safe, 5 to avoid

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Plants make your home feel nice, make you happier, and (kind of) clean the air.

However, if you have pets, there are a few types of plants to avoid in your indoor garden.

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In nature, plants release toxins as a natural defense.

In your home, those compounds can be harmful to pets if they're ingested. They can cause gastrointestinal issues, problems with salivation and mouth burning, or can even be fatal.