Pet Friendly Gardening Tips

By March 17, 2016Pet Talk

The birds are singing…the flowers are blooming…the bees are buzzing…and your stuck inside cleaning up vomit and diarrhea! Sounds like a nightmare, right?! We don’t want this to turn into your reality, so follow these tips on gardening this Spring and you will find yourself singing outside with the birds!

  • Lilies- Their pollen can cause kidney failure in your feline friends, so maybe try setting your screensaver as a lily instead of planting one.
  • Crocuses, hyacinths and gladiola- Ingestion can lead to GI upset.
  • Daffodil and tulip bulbs, foxglove, lupine and larkspur-Snacking on these can cause damage to your pets’ cardiovascular and circulatory systems.
  • Fruit Trees- There is such a thing as too much of a good thing-over indulging on fruits can cause your pet’s tummy to become upset. Also, if they eat the pit it could cause a blockage in their stomach or intestines.
  • Veggies- Believe it or not leaves from tomato, eggplant and potatoes have high levels of alkaloids that can be dangerous and fatal to your dogs and cats. Try putting up a fence to keep your furry friends safe.

If you’re wondering what would be in a pet friendly garden, check out the items below!

  • Lavender-has calming benefits! If only I would’ve known this when I had a crazy and hyper lab puppy 😉
  • Catmint- cat tested and approved! They love it! So do the butterflies and bees!
  • Oregano- now you can grow your own fresh oregano for pasta nights!
  • Peppermint- this can repel mice, so your kitty may be a little mad at you for taking away their tiny friends.

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