Aloe vera is a succulent plant species with spiky leaves in a rosette pattern. The leaves are green or pale green, spear shaped with serrated margins, and are often flecked with white. Flowers are tube shaped in clusters at the end of a tall stalk. Extracts from Aloe vera are widely used in food, cosmetics and alternative medicine industries. Often used to sooth burns and/or itchy skin, it's a common plant for people to keep in their homes, but the sap from the plant can be irritating to your pet. Although rarely life-threatening except in large doses that cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), it's best to keep this natural remedy away from your pets to avoid any stomach irritation and appetite changes.