Last week we shared a post on how to make your landscape pet-friendly and in it we mentioned that it’s important to know the types of plants that are poisonous to them. Today we are going to go elaborate a little more and tell you the common plants in your landscape that are toxic for dogs.
- Wild mushrooms often grow in the early summer in moist places in the lawn, on tree trunks and on firewood. Don’t rake or mow them as that spreads spores to grow more and put them in the trash not the compost bin.
- Weeds – Since some weeds like purslane are toxic to pets, there’s another good reason to keep your yard weed free.
- Foxglove digitalis – can cause heart failure.
- Lilies – cause GI upset and day lilies can cause renal failure in cats.
- Bulbs – most spring-blooming bulbs like tulips and daffodils are toxic if dogs dig them and chews them up; the same for the rhizomes of iris plants.
- Tall ornamental grasses – sharp grass blades can cut their stomachs and create serious medical issues.
- Toxic fruits and veggies: plants in the onion family, rhubarb, chamomile, grapes (including raisins) and the seeds of stone fruits. (ALCC)