Spring Gardening Dog Safety

Spring dog

Spring is in the air and it’s time to start spring planting and gardening. With National Animal Poison Prevention Week happening each year in March, there are a few things a dog owner should be aware of when choosing plants. Some varieties of plants may pose a danger to your dog’s health and if you have not created a “dog zone” for your pet, you want to keep these plants out of reach.

Below is just a short list of popular plants, so it’s important to research the plants you’re considering and continue to monitor your dog for symptoms. If there is any sign of poisoning contact your veterinarian immediately! Be sure to look out for signs of chewed plants and bring it with you to the vet’s office, this will help identify the source and your dog can be treated accordingly. If you don’t already have a veterinarian, check out our Local Dog Resources page.

Common Toxic Plants

  • Tulips
  • Hyacinths
  • Daffodils
  • Lilies
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Crocus
  • Iris
  • Oleander

Toxic Gardening Substances

  • Blood Meal
  • Cocoa Mulch
  • Fertilizers containing Disulfoton and Organo Phosphates

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