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Common Garden Plants That Can Harm Your Dog

If you are a gardener and you have dogs. the thought that some plants may not be safe for your dog may have crossed your mind a time or two. The truth is that more plants commonly used in landscaping and gardens are a danger to your beloved family pet. Here are some common garden plants that can harm your dog.

Common Garden Plants That Can Harm Your Dog


Daylilies are beautiful flowers often used in landscaping for their tall blossoms and tall bright grassy base.

They are also very dangerous if your dog eats them. Even more so if they eat the bulb while digging in the garden.

Tulip and Daffodil Bulbs

Tulip and daffodil bulbs are also highly poisonous to dogs.

These beautiful flowers may look great in your garden but if your dog has a tendency to dig up and eat your plants they should be avoided and replaced with a safe plant option.

Morning Glory and Ivy Vines

Morning glory vines look great on fences and retaining walls but these vines are not safe for your dog.

Likewise, ivy vines should be avoided for the safety of your dogs.


Rhubarb makes a great tangy pie and substitute for citrus goodies due to its bitter flavor.

While safe to serve your family rhubarb is not safe for your dog.

This plant should be grown in a place where your dog can not get ahold of them or left out altogether if you do not have a safe location to keep them.

Sweet Peas

Sweet peas are vegetable gardeners’ favorite but are dangerous for your dog.

If you choose to grow sweet peas be careful to keep them in an area of the garden your dog cannot reach so he will not confuse them with green beans he may love to snatch from the vines and bushes.


Foxglove is another popular landscaping plant that can put your dog in danger.

Not only is foxglove a danger to your dog they are also a danger to any small children that may not know to keep plants they find in your yard out of their mouths.

Dogs and young children share that trait of everything going into their mouth.

For a more extensive list of common garden plants that can harm your dog, be sure and read plants that are toxic to dogs.

Sarah L

Monday 29th of April 2019

I knew about foxglove being bad for people and pets, but didn't know about the others. There are none of these in my yard.

LeAnn Harbert

Sunday 28th of April 2019

I didn't know about some of these plants. Thanks for the information.

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