Are you a dog parent interested in growing plants at home? Or are you simply curious about the flowers, shrubs, and trees you come across with your pooch during walks? Whether you’re a botany novice or an indoor houseplant expert, you can keep your canine pet protected by familiarizing yourself with the types of plants… Continue reading Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants for Dogs (70 types listed!)
Yes, peace lily plants are toxic to dogs. Commonly known as spath or peace lilies, Spathiphyllum is a genus of flowering plants that grows in tropical zones of Southeast Asia and the Americas. The flower, which is recognisable for its leaf-shaped spathe in white, yellow, or green, is said to be a symbol of purity,… Continue reading Are Peace Lily Plants Toxic to Dogs?
No, sage plants are non-toxic to dogs. A popular herb, sage plants are perennial, evergreen subshrubs from the Lamiaceae family. They belong to the Salvia genus, which has close to 1,000 species. Two widely used sage plants include common or garden sage (Salvia officinalis) and rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus). Besides cooking, these plants are grown for… Continue reading Are Sage Plants Toxic to Dogs?
No, garden pea plants are non-toxic to dogs. Pea plants belong to the Fabaceae family. These legumes have edible sphere-shaped yellow or green seeds. They are used as a vegetable for soup, porridge, and more. Wikipedia reports that garden peas (or English peas) are a type of peas picked while immature and eaten fresh. Garden… Continue reading Are Garden Pea Plants Toxic to Dogs?
Some tropical plants are toxic to dogs. Wikipedia describes tropical plants as “any vegetation in tropical latitudes.” These pertain to plants that grow in regions surrounding the Equator—areas with warm climates all year round. Some places may have long dry spells, while others experience rain throughout the year. Tropical vegetation is often described as lush… Continue reading Are Tropical Plants Toxic to Dogs?
Yes, chili pepper plants are toxic to dogs. Chili peppers are the spicy fruits of pepper plants from the Capsicum genus. They belong to the family Solanaceae, which includes bell peppers, potatoes, and tomatoes. Whether used in fresh form or dried and crushed into powder, chili peppers are used as a spice to add heat… Continue reading Are Chili Plants Toxic to Dogs?
Some succulent plants are toxic to dogs. Succulents are defined by Wikipedia as “plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy, and engorged.” These swollen leaves, stems, and roots help them hold water, so they can survive in areas with high temperatures, scarce water, and even rocky soil conditions. These days, many homeowners grow succulents because… Continue reading Are Succulent Plants Toxic to Dogs?
No, zinnia plants are non-toxic to dogs. Belonging to the family Asteraceae, zinnia plants are native to scrub and grassland areas in the southwest area of the United States and South America. They are recognisable for their long-stemmed, 12-petaled flowers in vibrant colours. Sensitive to frost, zinnia plants thrive in areas with lots of sunlight.… Continue reading Are Zinnia Plants Toxic to Dogs?
No, shrimp plants are non-toxic to dogs. Wikipedia lists two plant species that are called shrimp plants. These are the Justicia brandegeeana and the Pachystachys lutea. The two evergreen shrubs both belong to the Acanthaceae family—the same family as the canine-safe nerve plants. However, the two differ in plant genus and flower colour. Justicia brandegeeana… Continue reading Are Shrimp Plants Toxic to Dogs?
No, nerve plants are non-toxic to dogs. Also called silver nerve, mosaic plant, jewel plant, and silver threads, nerve plants belong to the genus Fittonia. This type of evergreen flowering plant is native to tropical rainforests in South America such as Peru. They can grow as much as six inches tall, with fuzzy stems and… Continue reading Are Nerve Plants Toxic to Dogs?
No, peppermint plants are non-toxic to dogs. A cross between spearmint and watermint, peppermint is a hybrid plant that comes from the genus Mentha. This type of mint originated in Europe and the Middle East. But these days, it is commonly grown and used around the world. From skin care products to herbal teas, its… Continue reading Are Peppermint Plants Toxic to Dogs?
Does your dog approach you whenever you’re snacking on your favourite nuts? Does he plead with you to give him some using his puppy dog eyes? It may seem harmless to give him a few pieces to munch on, but the wrong kind may actually cause irreparable damage. In this blog post, Waldo’s Friends breaks… Continue reading Which nuts can your dog eat? [We reviewed 13 options!]