Dogs and toxic plants

We have a four legged family member in our home called Bear.  He is a sweet affectionate dog who has a unique taste for different foods.  He is crazy over most vegetables and the smell of grapefruit makes him start to drool in anticipation.  Anyone who has a dog is aware that they don’t always choose to eat what is good for them ( I have the same problem). With that in mind, it is important to be aware of what plants you are planting in the garden because some of them can be toxic if they are eaten.

Here is a list of plants that can be toxic to your pets:

  • Taxus (yews)
  • Digitalis spp. (foxgloves)
  • Nerium spp. (oleanders)
  • Lilies-of-the-valley
  • Ricinus communis (castor bean seeds)
  • Daffodil bulbs
  • Hyancinths
  • tulips
  • Lilies
  • Hedera spp (Ivies)
  • Hydrangeas
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Begonias




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