Whether you’re sprucing up your yard or decorating for the holidays, use dog-safe plants.
The ASPCA created a list of plants that are toxic to dogs and other animals that you should avoid having in your home or yard if you have free-roaming pets who might want to chew on them. Some of these plant species you may already know are bad for your pup, but some may surprise you.
A lush yard full of green grass and plants sound fabulous in theory but can be dangerous unless executed correctly. To create a dog-friendly yard, protect your pup from accidental poisoning by choosing non-toxic plants and grasses. That means skipping the astroturf and going natural. And while you’re at it, make sure those plants are durable that can sustain plenty of rough-housing.
Consider using plants that tantalize your dog’s senses. Opt for herbs like rosemary or lavender for soothing fragrances. And a garden with fresh veggies can also keep your pets satisfied come snack time.
Many favorite holiday plants can be toxic for your dog, so be sure to use dog-safe plants when you decorate for the holidays.