April 20, 2022 by Pinnacle Pet
Warmer temperatures means more time playing outdoors or even raising a farm fresh vegetables, but with the rising temps comes the rising threat of pests that not only bug your pup but you as well. If you’re thinking about planting a garden check out these helpful plants that not only repel nasty pests but are safe for your curious pup to check out.
Plants that are part of the mint family are considered invasive as they can easily take over an area. Because of their strong roots which makes them difficult to remove, it might be better to have them planted in pots.
Always keep any eye on your pup, especially if it’s a new plant. Just in case if your pup has any reactions you can then let your veterinarian know what plants they have been around. Even “dog-friendly” plants can cause an obstruction or upset stomach if too much foriegn plant material is eaten. In fact, if your dog does end up eating too much and can’t digest the plant material, he may vomit to get it out of his system. Some unusual dog behavior or adverse reactions to a plant include:
So if you notice any unusual behavior or anything concerning, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Anyone who raises a puppy and plants knows that some plants can be harmful to your pup if chewed or ingested. So whether you’re adding a potted plant to brighten your living room or planting your seasonal garden, always research the plants to ensure they aren’t going to be a hazard. Here is another helpful article about making your garden and yard more dog-safe.