The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and it’s time to flex that green thumb of yours! We suggest familiarizing yourself with these pet-safe outdoor plants and houseplants to avoid any harm to your furry friend.
Look Out For Your Bud
Before we dish the dirt on Fido-friendly plants, it’s important to always carefully check the before planting anything new or switching up your landscaping. For example, about 10 different types of orchids are recognized as safe by the ASPCA...but there are about 28,000 various species of orchids, including some that are not-so-safe. While the ASPCA list is a great starting point, we’ve also gathered a shortened list of and that you should keep away from your dog.
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Generally speaking, any plant that grows from a bulb is harmful for your dog since the bulb is where the toxic elements have the highest concentration. Because of this, a bulb bite warrants an immediate call to your veterinarian!
Keep in mind that just because the plants listed below are considered generally safe doesn’t mean that you should let your dog munch on them all day. While they won’t get seriously ill, they could feel a little under the weather—think discomfort, nausea and diarrhea.
If you find that your dog is looking at your garden as an all-you-can-eat buffet, consider planting some new flowers Fido likes less, spraying the area with a vinegar solution to deter your dog or adding a barrier such as a fence around the area.
More to Love
Plants and pups can easily grow together with these helpful tips.