Our dogs can have minds of their own! Pups love to explore and investigate, so it’s important to make sure that any plants they can access are non-toxic, even if they choose to give them a nibble.
Whether you’re a gardner or enjoy having fresh flowers in your house, make sure that any vegetation that your canine may come in contact with – whether in your yard or in a vase on your table – is non-toxic to them.
Here are 15 common plants that are safe for dogs to be around, based on information provided by the ASPCA. The list below is by no means exhaustive, and you can view the ASPCA’s complete list for dogs, cats, and horses by clicking here. (Just keep in mind that pets should not be munching large amounts of any plant.)
We all love enjoying the beautiful growth that comes with the change in seasons, and with a little precaution, everyone can stay safe!
1. Spider Plant
This plant is as hearty as it is decorative. Best of all, it’s safe for your pooch to be around.
Luckily, this classic, romantic flower is fine for your pup to investigate.
You can feel good about having this fragrant herb in your home.
This cleansing plant can be used around humans and canines alike.
5. Lemon Balm
This sweet-smelling herb can be enjoyed by you and your pup.
You can have these gorgeous blossoms around your home with no worries!
7. Gerber Daisies
These gorgeous flowers add a pop of color that’s safe for all your four-legged family members to be around.
8. Orchids (several varieties)
Orchid varieties that have made the ASPCA non-toxic list for dogs include tiger orchids, phalaenopsis orchids, and lace orchids.
9. Baby’s Breath
These delicate buds are safe to keep in all your flower bouquets.
10. Common Snapdragons
You can add these to your garden, even if your dog likes to wander about.
Feel free to use this in your home decor, even if you live with a companion or two (or more)!
More good news for your herb garden! Fresh basil is delicious, plus it’s non-toxic to pups.
13. African Violets
These beautiful flowers may be a bit finicky, but they will not harm your furry friend.
14. Marigold (Garden and Potted)
Whether in your house or your garden, your pooch can meander around these golden flowers.
These bright, bold blooms are a-ok for our four-legged friends to be around!