This is the first time I've had a dog as an adult, and I'm constantly amazed by how much I don't know about making sure he's safe and happy. I've learned my rawhide lesson, but with spring plants peeking through the ground, it has become apparent there's more I need to watch out for. The past few days he's been chowing down on plants and promptly depositing them on my floor in a semi-regurgitated state. My type-a/OCD/over-protectiveness led me on a minor research obsession. Did you know all sorts of common plants are toxic to dogs? I suppose I shouldn't be surprised but I just never really stopped to think about it. The ASPCA has a great list, with pictures and all. Of course a solid handful of the GI-distress-inducing buggers are in my yard, along with a few of the more hazardous varieties.
Great. Maybe I can only utilize my black thumb skills to protect my pup and spare my fledgling garden its wrath. No such luck...I was a tad overzealous with putting my peas outside. Thankfully I anticipated I'd murder at least a few plants and kept a few seedlings under the growlight.