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12 Garden Plants Safe And Unsafe To Dogs

Some garden plants are safe for dogs to eat, and some that are not. It is essential to be aware of which plants are dangerous for dogs so that you can keep them away from your pet.

Here is a list of garden plants that are safe and unsafe for dogs.

  1. Poinsettias are mildly poisonous to dogs and, if consumed, can cause your dog to have an upset stomach. However, it won’t be anything more than an upset tummy or irritation of the mouth area. The symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhoea, and hypersalivation. Depending on consumption amount will depend on how long the symptoms can last. It would be best to keep them out of reach from your dog.
  2. Daffodils are poisonous to dogs and can lead to serious health issues. The whole part of this plant is toxic to dogs, leading to gastrointestinal troubles, including diarrhoea, vomiting, and acute abdominal pain.
  3. Bluebells are poisonous to dogs. All parts of this breathtaking flower create a risk for your dog. If consumed, bluebells can cause an upset stomach in dogs, and if consumed in large portions, bluebells could even be fatal.
  4. Roses are non-toxic to dogs, and you can safely have them planted in your garden or a vase indoors. The only time they have a potential danger is when a dog eats them whole and digests the thorns, which can cause intestinal blockages in some instances. If the petals fall off and your dog eats them, there isn’t any cause for concern for healthy dogs.
  5. Phalaenopsis variety of orchids is non-toxic to dogs and safe for dog owners to plant in their garden or have in their home without worrying about poisoning their pet. However, the Cypripedioideae subfamily of orchids known as the lady’s slipper orchid is toxic to dogs and can cause stomach upset and cause skin irritation in your pet!
  6. Gerbera Daisies are non-toxic to dogs and are safe for dog owners to plant in their garden without worrying about poisoning their pet dog.
  7. Zinnias are not poisonous to dogs. You can grow zinnias in your garden without worrying about your dog’s safety. It’s important to note that excessive consumption of flowers may cause stomach upset in dogs.
  8. Sunflowers aren’t poisonous or harmful to dogs, and you can plant these flowers in your garden or pot them indoors without worrying about your dog becoming sick.
  9. Petunias are not poisonous to dogs, but they will cause an upset stomach if overeaten. If you have a dog that likes to dig in the garden or chew on, we recommend planting petunias in hanging baskets or window boxes out of reach from your dog.
  10. The marigold plant is not toxic to dogs, but it can cause some irritation when in contact with the fur and skin in some sensitive dogs. Ingestion of this flower may result in an upset stomach for a dog that causes vomiting or diarrhoea.
  11. Dogs eating pansies is a common problem in the spring. The flowers are mildly poisonous to dogs but not enough to cause serious illness. They can cause vomiting and diarrhoea if eaten in large quantities or over a long period.
  12. If a dog consumes snowdrop plants, it might drool, vomit, have stomach pain, diarrhoea, and low blood pressure and heart rate. In rare cases, the dog might have seizures. Snowdrop plant contains phenanthridine alkaloids, which is why these flowers are classified as toxic.

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