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Toxic Plants - Protecting your pet 5

Toxic Plants. Protecting your pet - Introducing a new puppy

Introducting a new puppy to the garden



We recently introduced a new family member, Jasmine.

We also have a garden full of plants that could potentially cause a problem.

The older dog doesn't touch the plants but the puppy is investigating everything, with her mouth!

With Spring here and the snowdrops and daffodils pushing through putting on an amazing display, it was time to stop any accidents from happening.



Alliums in big pots - authors own photo


We sectioned off the garden so puppy only had access to the patio area. 

The patio area had some pots full of soil which Jasmine wasn't interested in until the leaves started to come through.

They were Alliums which are in the onion family and are highly toxic to dogs.

The pots were swiftly moved to the no-go to dogs area so they could grow on with no problems of puppy getting hold of them.


Lots of plants that grow from bulbs are toxic, particularly to dogs, here are a few to watch out for:

  • Crocus
  • Lords and Ladies (Arum)
  • Lilly of the valley
  • Daffodil
  • Bluebells
  • Hyacinth
  • Tulips


Puppy will eventually leave the plants alone but while she is exploring the world we will keep things out of reach.

If you are in doubt that a plant is dangerous to your pet, please check, be safe not sorry.