Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

plants

Alternate names

True aloe, Octopus plant, Torch plant, Candelabra plant, Medicine plant, Barbados aloe

Toxicity to pets

Aloe vera, which is from the Aloaceae family, is a common houseplant. Aloes contain anthraquinone glycosides which are purgatives (medications that encourage bowel movements). When ingested, these glycosides are metabolized by intestinal bacteria forming compounds that increase mucus production and water in the colon. This can result in vomiting and diarrhea. Other clinical signs seen with aloe vera ingestion include depression, anorexia, changes in urine color, and rarely, tremors.

Speak to an expert now:

(855) 764-7661

59 incident fee applies

Call now:

(855) 764-7661

Dogs

Test

Toxicity Level

Mild to Moderate

24/7 Call now
(855) 764-7661

Cats

test

Toxicity Level

Mild to Moderate

Disclaimer

The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.