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Pet-Friendly Plants To Grow

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Gardeners tend to grow the flowers they enjoy seeing in their garden; and while some flowers are beautiful, they can make domestic animals sick if ingested. Know the do's and don'ts of growing pet-friendly plants and what types of plants to avoid for pet health, courtesy of EasyPetFence.com.

Poisonous plants to pets:

  • Dahlia: Great for pollinators, but not for pets!
  • Daisies
  • Iris: Deer resistant; but not meant for pets.
  • Lillies
  • Peony: A hazard for dogs that can make them vomit, drool excessively and give them diarrhea. However, deer hate the taste and smell of peonies!
  • Lavender: Another pollinating-friendly plant
  • Geraniums: Another plant for deer resistance; however, this plant causes skin rashes, low blood pressure, lethargy and loss of appetite in dogs.
  • Aloe Vera: Great for skin wounds on people; however, it can cause tremors and diarrhea in dogs.
  • Hydrangeas
  • Tulips

Go ahead and grow these pet-safe plants:

  • Aster: Pollinating insects welcomed!
  • Cilantro
  • African Violets
  • Marigolds: Keeps deer out of lawns and gardens while feeding butterflies!
  • Hibiscus: Deer-resistant
  • Pansies
  • Petunias
  • Sage
  • Sunflowers: A favorite food for bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.
  • Thyme: A Deer-resistant herb.