garden-friendly dogs & dog-friendly gardens

when i’m out weeding the garden, more often than not ko is right there with me–barking at the neighbors’ cats, rolling around like a crazy animal, or even by my side chomping weeds as i pull them. but, i am careful with what he helps me ‘compost,’ as some plants are no bueno for my petit chien…

common garden plants toxic for dogs:
english ivy
boston ivy
creeping charlie
lily of the valley
morning glory
jerusalem cherry
johnson grass
common oats
rhubarb
foxglove:
foxy glove

deadly nightshade:deadly nightshade

pigweed:weed de la pig

inkberry:inkberry berries

bulbs toxic for dogs:
daffodil
jonquil
tulips
hyacinth

shrubs & trees toxic for dogs:
chokecherry
daphne
hemlock
hydrangea
yew

azalea:a-z-a-l-e-a

boxwood:
boxy buxus

zone 5 annuals toxic for dogs:
lantana
caladium
datura:
angel\'s trumpet

castor bean:castor beanz

common houseplants toxic to dogs:
bird of paradise
mistletoe
arrowhead vine
poinsettia
umbrella tree

of course, no list can cover every plant that may have an effect on your dog, here is a more exhaustive list of toxic plants. if that’s overwhelming, here is an equally exhaustive list of non-toxic plants.

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