little yellow dog sitting next to a plant dogs should avoid in spring

As we pack away our snow shovels and bring out our gardening tools, it is important to pick wisely, as some of our favorite plants can be toxic to our dogs. Plants that are poisonous to our dogs can be found in bouquets, in our yards, and in the wild, and consumption can cause a wide range of reactions varying from a mild rash to death.

To avoid a wondering nose, keep household plants out of a dog’s reach. Outdoors, keep dogs away from gardens and highly landscaped areas. If your dog ingests any plant it is important to stay calm and call your nearest Bucktown Vet, Village West Veterinary.

Common plants your dog should avoid:

  • Aloe
  • Azalea
  • Begonia
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Carnation
  • Castor Bean
  • Daffodil
  • Ivy
  • Morning Glory
  • Tulip
  • Tomato Plant
  • Sago Palm
  • Poinsettia

Talk To Us At Village West Veterinary

Your dog’s safety is always our top concern at Village West Veterinary. There are many plants not
listed that can be toxic to our dogs. If you are uncertain about a specific plant in your garden, talk to our team at Village West Veterinary. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to plants and your dog’s health. If an emergency occurs contact MedVet at (773) 281-71110 or Premier Veterinary Group at (773) 516-5800 immediately.

Call your local Bucktown vet with any questions, comments or concerns at (773) 697-7052.