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Whether in your garden or out for a walk in the park, it’s good to know which plants are toxic to your dog.

Owning a dog a requires a lot of focus and attention. It is necessary to understand when he wants to go out for a walk, when he is hungry and when he is not well. It’s like having a child.
If you have a terrace or a garden then, the it’s essential to make sure we protect our pets.
As we know, every dog, especially at an early age, has a strong instinct to chew whatever it finds. The same is true for adult dogs: whether to help their digestion or simply out of boredom, they tend to ingest whatever may attract their attention.

Puppies! Watch out!

It is good to have more than one trick in order to avoid even deadly risks for our beloved dogs.
And it’s sensible to take care when choosing plants and flowers to put in your garden. In general it is good to avoid plants with green sap, but sometimes it is not enough to just have vague information.
You need to be well informed to avoid health problems for dogs.
Let’s find out more…

Not just plants

Before getting into the specifics of harmful plants, there are other equally important aspects to consider.

Not just any water

If they are thirsty, dogs drink from any existing water source. For this reason, the risk of finding some small puddles of stagnant water in the garden is very high.
After watering your plants or after a heavy rain it is easy to find yourself with the garden water logged.
A high concentration of microbes and viruses present in dirty water can make the dog suffer from episodes of diarrhoea or vomiting.
It is therefore better to offer the dog a bowl of fresh and clean water in a corner of your garden.

Pesticides and cleaning products

Many gardeners have no qualms about using various pesticides and insecticides. Garden360uk, for example, has chosen to use only natural products to guarantee the garden’s (including dogs) maximum safety for the plants and for anyone who lives in it.
Pesticides and garden cleaning products are highly toxic for both dogs and humans.

Avoid any chemical products such as herbicides and pesticides; toxic insecticides; chemical traps for insects; products for the chemical treatment of swimming pools as well as eliminating the algae that can develop in ornamental fountains.
It’s better to preserve the health of the dog by using exclusively natural eco-logical products.

Grass, flowers and mushrooms

There are other dangers that arises spontaneously in our garden and that are equally toxic to dogs: everything that grows without being sown risks being dangerous.
Grasses, flowers and mushrooms can be potentially toxic to dogs. To avoid nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or tiredness, it is best to immediately eradicate or undrstand the risk from the garden. Obviously by hand, not with pesticides!

A healthy garden means having a healthy dog.

The plants to avoid

Why risk putting dogs in contact with potentially toxic substances for their body?
Better to read up.
Here we have a long list of 79 plants to avoid so as to guarantee your dogs a healthy and happy time in your garden.

The complete list

As mentioned above, puppies and adult dogs are very restless and active and are at risk of swallowing toxic plants. It’s best to avoid the castor oil, ivy, azalea, as well as garlic and onion.
But there is so much more.
Here is the complete list of toxic plants:

A fit dog never stops playing!


It is obvious that the habit of every dog is always subjective and they won’t always eat everything present in their garden or outside in the park.
What is certain is that, with the right information or with the help of experts, it is always better to prevent risky situations for our beloved dogs.
We are the ones who have to take care of them in every single aspect.
Nature included.