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Monkshood (Aconitum) is exceedingly poisonous to dogs (especially lively puppies who might just grab a piece on their way around the garden) and might I here add that folk who love their CATS should avoid growing lilies. The pollen spells death to a cat!

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  • Was watching that program on pet rehousing the other night and they mentioned that Onions are bad for dogs. Regarding Lillies and cats ,definatly a flower to avoid.You could cut out the centre of the lilly if you have some in the house with cats

     

    Regards

    Jolly Gary

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Monkshood is poisonous to humans too so I am a bit surprised anybody would grow it without knowing that.



    And it's quite normal to cut out the stamens of lilies because they stain clothes and furnishings so easily.



    But frankly there are so many poisonous plants which we grow and no one gives them a second thought.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,976

    Our dog loves cucumber and frozen peas but she has never shown the slightest inclination to eat the garden plants, other than grass! I have known of dogs that do, but for  most people there is probably little cause for concern.

    We often have to raise bottle fed lambs and they are a different matter as they want to nibble everything. One poisoned herself into fits because she kept eating Welsh poppies - they seemed to be addictive as she made a bee-line for them whenever we let her outside and she could run faster than we could! Luckily she recovered, but there are loads of things that are not good to eat - like rhubarb, potatoes, all  poppies, lily of the valley, rhododendron and of course yew.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,564

    I looked after a garden which had a post and rail fence between garden and field. On the garden side was a Yew hedge which Welsh Mountain Sheep nibbled constantly, to no ill effect.

    Devon.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,976

    Sheep are weird like that. We kept Soays (a Rare Breed) at one time and there was much discussion about them being used to control Ragwort in some places! They have fairly sensitive taste though - we have lot of foxgloves growing wild around the fields, but they don't get eaten. They don't eat the buttercups either. Most of them don't eat nettles, but sometimes one develops a liking for them, a bit like humans and chillies perhaps. They can still be killed by rhododendron and I've known it happen, but there is one field locally with a large stand of rhodies in the middle which is regularly grazed by sheep, apparently with no harm done.

  • wendy78wendy78 Posts: 2

    Is verbena bonariensis poisonous to dogs ??

    I have a dog which seems to be attracted to this plant.

    Thank you

  • wendy78wendy78 Posts: 2
    wendy78 says:

    Is verbena bonariensis poisonous to dogs ??

    I have a dog which seems to be attracted to this plant.

    Thank you

    See original post

     

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,091

    HERE IS A LONG LIST OF POISONOUS PLANTS WHICH HAS BEEN PRODUCED BY THE DOGS' TRUST. 

    I DO WISH THAT THEY WOULD PUT THE APOSTROPHE INTO THEIR NAME. WE ALL KNOW THAT DOGS TRUST (FOOLS) BUT WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW IS THAT THEY ARE A TRUST WHICH HAS BEEN SET UP IN THE INTEREST OF DOGS.

    HARRRUMPH......

    ANYWAY,

    https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-advice/factsheets-downloads/factsheetpoisonoussubstances09.pdf

    NO VERBENA.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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