15 Ways Houseplants Benefit You and Your Pet

Houseplant Appreciation Day

January 10th is Houseplant Appreciation Day so I want to focus on 15 Benefits For You and Your Pet.

These benefits were compiled by Leslie at the Masters In Health Care Blog

Synopsis of Benefits

  1. Help fight colds
  2. Remove airborne contaminants
  3. Stop Your Headaches
  4. Make You Happy
  5. Improve Your Mental Health
  6. Decrease Your Blood Pressure
  7. Reduce Carbon Dioxide in the Home
  8. Offer soothing treatment (aloe for an example)
  9. Prevent allergies
  10. Neutralize Cigarette Smoke
  11. Make Your Brain Work Better
  12. Provide Clean Air
  13. Clear Congestion (such as Eucalyptus)
  14. Natural Humidifiers
  15. Improve Your Sleep

Can you think of any more benefits? Leslie goes into more detail on the Masters In Health Care blog.

Beware Toxic Houseplants

So often we hear of the hazards of houseplants and you can find information about 12 toxic plants for cats and dogs here at Lifehacker.

Add Pet-Friendly Houseplants To Your Home

If  you would like to add houseplants to your home without the worry, check out Better Homes & Gardens list of 15 Pet Friendly Houseplants.

What kind of houseplants do you have in your home? What precautions have you taken to keep your dogs and cats from ingesting these plants or knocking them over and injuring themselves?

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4 Replies to “15 Ways Houseplants Benefit You and Your Pet”

  1. I am a terrible person to have plants around. So I gave up trying a long time ago. Why torture the poor things? Not that I don’t love plants. But I don’t think it’s fair to expect them to survive on air along LOL

  2. I don’t know if it is placebo, but I feel better having plants around me when I’m indoors. And I think it is also great for indoor cats so they get in touch with nature a little bit 🙂

  3. I really think that plants add so much to a home. I try to buy nontoxic ones and also keep them out of my pets’ reach. I appreciate the links to both the toxic and nontoxic ones.

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