Common Plants That Would Make Your Dog Sick If They Eat It

Common Plants That Would Make Your Dog Sick If They Eat It

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:

  1. Dieffenbachia species
  2. Cyclamen
  3. Azaleas
  4. Ragwort
  5. Rhododendron
  6. Yew
  7. Water Dropwort or Water Hemlock
  8. Castor bean
  9. Angel Wings
  10. Moldy plants
  11. Amaryllis
  12. Oleander
  13. Larkspur and other delphiniums
  14. Spring bulbs such as daffodils
  15. Fungi

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:

  1. Avocado
  2. Peach
  3. Apple
  4. Onion
  5. Grapes
  6. Garlic
  7. Apricot
  8. Chives
  9. Rhubarb
  10. Leeks.

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.

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