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Are Your Yard and Garden Toxic to Your Dog?

Flowers are beautiful to look at but they can be toxic if ingested by our dogs, here’s a list of toxic plants that might be in your yard or garden:


Buttercup

Calla Lily

Chrysanthemum

Daffodil

Daisy

English Ivy

Gardenia

Geranium

Heavenly Bamboo

Hyacinth

Hydrangea

Lavender

Lily of the Valley

Peony

Pothos

Rhododendron (Azalea)

Sweet Pea

Tulip

Do you have a fruit trees or vegetable/herb garden? Below are some of the toxic (if ingested) plants to look out for:


Apricots*/Plums*/Peach*/Cherry* (stem, leaves and seeds)

Apples*/Cranberries (stem, leaves and seeds)

Fig

Garlic

Mint

Onion

Oregano

Parsley

Rhubarb

Sweet Potato Vine

Tomato Plant


*These fruits do contain pits/seeds; in addition to being toxic they can cause intestinal obstructions if ingested depending on size of pit and dog.

This isn’t a complete list of all the toxic plants to dogs, if you want more check out ASPCA’s extensive list which includes pictures, the toxic component and the scientific name of all the plants.

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