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Protect Your Dog From These Poisonous Plants In Your Garden

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People use lots of things including weed barrier fabric, ornamental plants to create their own customized garden. You may be planning to use herbs, shrubs, trees and flower pants in your garden, but you should be careful while selecting them.

There may be many plants in your garden that may be dangerous for your dogs. They may be poisonous to dogs. Some plants may be mildly toxic while other may cause responsible for serious Health Problems. You have to be aware of these poisonous weeds, grass, and plants in backyards.

In some cases, only a particular part of a plant such as seeds or leaves may be harmful to dogs. According to experts, these poisonous weeds and plants can cause lots of health problems to dogs including pain, discomfort and even some common dog mouth diseases.

You should be familiar with such kinds of weeds and plants. If you’re looking for a suitable method to get rid of them for good, you can visit this guidance to create an organic garden. Here in this guide, we have listed some poisonous plants and weeds that are toxic to dogs, take a look below:

1. Foxglove


This is among the common deadly plants that you can see in your backyard. This genus grows pretty and colorful flowers that may entice anyone. These flowers contain a poisonous compound that may cause severe pain, convulsions, hallucinations, irregular heart function, heart block and various other health problems that may lead to death.

2. Devil’s Weed

Devil's Weed

The leaves and seeds of this weed can be toxic and cause lots of health problems to dogs. This plant has soft and toothed leaves, and you can also notice this 3 or 5 feet plant with purple or white flowers. It is also known as jimson weed. To eliminate these weeds, taking advantage of brush killer might be a good idea. See the list of the most effective brush killers here.

3. Poison Oak

Poison Oak

This toxic plant can be hard to spot, but you need to know all about it.  The plant has toothed leaves that further divided into three and white flowers. When your dog comes in contact with this plant, it can result in skin rash and allergic reaction.

4. Chamomile

This is a pretty herb that is commonly used in aromatherapy. It may be toxic for dogs. When dogs come in contact with the actual plant they may experience some health problems. Some of them include diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia, bleeding tendencies, allergic reactions and much more.

5. Chives

This can be very harmful to dogs. When a dog ingests this herb, there may be the chances of nausea, vomiting, oral irritation, pale gums, lethargy, diarrhea, elevated heart rate, abdominal pain, respiratory rate, exercise intolerance, weakness, collapse and much more.

6. Garlic


This can be dangerous for dogs, and it can be five times more toxic than onion. Some common problem a dog can face due to garlic including elevated heart rate, drooling, oral irritation, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pale gums, elevated respiratory rate, exercise intolerance, weakness, collapse and much more.

7. Leeks

It is used to make soup and various other dishes more delicious, but this is not for your dog. If you feed it to your dog, it may cause some health problems. Some symptoms may include drooling, oral irritation, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, pale gums, abdominal pain, lethargy, elevated heart rate and respiratory rate, weakness, collapse, and much more.

8. Marijuana


If your dog comes in contact with dried cannabis or live marijuana plant, it may be harmful and cause so many health problems.  Possible symptoms may be vomiting, Prolonged depression,  in coordination,  excitation, sleepiness, dilated pupils, hyper salivation,  low blood pressure, seizure, low body temperature,  coma and much more.

9. Rhubarb


The leaves or stalks of this spring perennial contain oxalate crystals that may be harmful to dogs. It can be problematic for the urinary tract of a dog. It may causes changes in urination and thirst, tremors, weakness, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite and drooling.

10. Tomatoes

Tomato leaves and vines may cause some health problems to dogs. Some common problem may include slow heart rate, dilated pupils, weakness, behavioral change, confusion, CNS depression, drowsiness, diarrhea, severe gastrointestinal upset and much more.

11. Asparagus Fern

This is an indoor plant, and people love this ornamental plant so much. But it can make your dog feel uncomfortable and cause lots of health problems to dogs. Some common problems may include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and much more.

Compiled List of Plants that may be Poisonous to Dogs

Vines Annuals




Trees Bulb Plants Tropical Plants Weeds
English ivy Begonias Andromeda (Pieris japonica) Oak trees Alliums Snake Lily Mistletoe
Wisteria Lantana Daphne Golden chain Lilies Angel’s trumpet Jack-in-the-pulpit
Morning glory Privet Yellow bird of paradise Tulips Bird of paradise Bloodroot
Bittersweet Boxwood American holly Hyacinths Bird of paradise 1.      Baneberry
Clematis Azaleas and rhododendrons Oleander Aloe Vera 1.      Mayapple
Boston ivy Burning bush Elephant ears Creeping Charlie
Hydrangeas Castor bean Yellow dock

This is how some harmful and toxic plants in your garden can harm your pets. So, be careful and find out these toxic plants.

Author Bio

My name is Emily Taylor, gardening is my passion and I’m looking forward to sharing it with everyone. I know that there are millions of people out there want their backyard and garden be attractive just like their front yard, so I am here to help you create your own backyard paradise.

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