You may have noticed your dog eating plants in your garden or on walks. That is because dogs are omnivores. While some plants may cause little to no harm to your dog, some can be extremely dangerous to their health.
Dogs can experience symptoms ranging from a mild tummy upset to severe illness or death when they eat some plants, which is why dog parents must know which plants to keep away from their dogs. Below is a list of common plants that are harmful to dogs:
- Dieffenbachia species
- Water Dropwort or Water Hemlock
- Castor bean
- Angel Wings
- Moldy plants
- Larkspur and other delphiniums
- Spring bulbs such as daffodils
While many dog parents often assume it is safe to share their plant foods with their dogs, it is not always the case. Some plant-based foods humans eat that are harmful to dogs include:
If your dog eats any plant you suspect may be harmful to them, the best thing to do is to contact your veterinarian immediately, even before they fall ill. Your vet may induce vomiting in your dog or offer a treatment to save them.