Unsafe Garden Plants for Dogs

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unsafe garden plants for dogs - a dog in a gardenWhat are Some Unsafe Garden Plants for Dogs?

Spring has finally arrived, and planting and gardening are in full swing. Please remember to keep these common plants out of your dog’s play areas.

  • Daffodils: The flowers, leaves, and bulbs can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. In severe cases, cardiac arrhythmias and respiratory problems may occur. Bulbs planted with bone meal attract dogs!
  • Lily of the Valley: Dogs who eat lily of the valley plants may show cardiac arrhythmias, decreased heart rates, and even seizures.
  • Tulips and Hyacinths: The bulbs are toxic. Mild cases show drooling and some vomiting, but if the dog eats too many, he may show an increase in heart rate.
  • Oleander: If your dog chews on leaves, flowers or branches he may suffer from a decreased heart rate and could eventually die.
  • Azaleas: These can be fatal if your dog even chews on leaves. Initial gastrointestinal signs can lead to coma and even death.


Content provided by the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.

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