Dogs are no strangers to eating plants and flowers, but not all of them are safe for consumption. If your dog has access to your garden, you may want to consider building a fence to keep him/her out.
If he/she comes in contact with flowers outside of your home, there’s not much you can do except prevent your dog from eating them.
Poisonous flowers for dogs
Your curious dog is probably going to sneak a bite at some flowers at some point. Unfortunately, some of these are poisonous and can put your dog at risk such as:
- Tiger Lillies
- Easter Lillies
- Stargazer Lilies
Others may only lead to gastrointestinal issues but are nonetheless toxic, such as:
- Peace Lilies
- Calla Lilies
- Birds of Paradise
While this list is not exhaustive, they are the more common species so be sure to check the ASPCA website for the full list.
If you receive these flowers, store them on a high shelf of an area your dog cannot access. If you suspect your dog has eaten them, contact your vet or poison control.
Safe flowers for dogs
After seeing that list, you might think it’s safe to assume that all flowers are poisonous, but they aren’t. Save yourself a panic attack if your dog eats any of the following:
- Roses (except Christmas and Easter Roses)
- Gerbera (African) Daisies)
- Madagascar Jasmine
- Limonium and Statice
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