There is no doubt that dogs have a tail-waggin’ good time during the summer, even when the heat rolls around! Having your BFF by your side as you stroll in your yard is pure bliss.
But did you know that there are many harmful plants that could be deadly to your furry friend?
That’s why we are combining a list of poisonous plants here, so you can prevent any potential harm!
- Tomato Plant: Did you start up a raised garden bed this year with all of that extra quarantine time? Be sure to keep a net wrapped around the stems and tomatoes themselves. If consumed by a dog, it can cause gastrointestinal issues, slowed heart rate, etc.
- Aloe Vera: For many of us, aloe becomes a summer staple after all that sunburn. But if your pup decides to take a bite from the leaves, they can experience nervous system depression, including vomiting and tremors.
- Ivy: This next one is simple to spot out, since we, as humans, need to avoid contact with Ivy as well. Excessive salvation and drooling can occur if ingested.
- Foxtail: This small weed-looking plant doesn’t look harmful, but if lodged in your dog’s eye, it can cause redness, swelling, and even lead to death.
- Chrysanthemum: Your dog can look at this flower, but don’t touch it! Although its beauty is deceiving, vomiting, skin rashes, and drooling are in your dog’s future.
We hope that this list that we have created is helpful to you in the future! We suggest walking the perimeter of your yard often to ensure that none of these harmful plants are within reach of your dog. Have a doggone good summer!