Pup-Friendly Garden Plants

by The Family Puppy 31 aug

Pup-Friendly Garden Plants

Puppies are curious critters and can get into some serious trouble by chewing on the wrong plant. In fact, some common garden plants can be harmful to your pup if ingested. Not sure which garden plants are dog-safe? We can help! Here is a list of 5 puppy-safe plants that can brighten up your garden or balcony.

Sunflowers: These pet-safe summer beauties are available in a huge variety of sizes and colors, making them a great addition to any garden. Not only do sunflowers add a vibrant pop of color, they also provide food for pollinators like bees. It doesn’t end there. Sunflower seeds are a favorite meal for many seed-eating birds, too!

Creeping Thyme: Not only do marigolds brighten up your garden, these pet-friendly flowers are also a natural pest control.

Nasturtiums: Pet-safe and edible? That’s a win-win! Nasturtiums have a spicy flavor and can be a colorful addition to salads. They are another low-maintenance plant that can successfully grow in a variety of conditions.

Snapdragons: Snapdragons are available in a ton of different sizes and colors. These fun plants often bloom in the spring and fall and are very easy to care for.

Marigolds: Not only do marigolds brighten up your garden, these pet-friendly flowers are also a natural pest control.

Here are a few common plants to watch out as they are toxic to our canine friends.

Foxglove: While stunning, foxglove is a very poisonous plant. Ingesting any part of the plant can be harmful to your pup and can lead to symptoms like weakness, diarrhea, cardiac failure, or even death.


Daffodil: One of the first flowers to pop up after winter, this beacon of spring is not a pet-safe plant. While all of the flower is poisonous if ingested, the bulb is especially toxic to dogs and puppies. Symptoms of daffodil poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, increased saliva production, and in some cases, death.

Peony: A popular addition to gardens across the State, peonies add color and fragrance wherever they grow. Unfortunately, they are toxic to dogs and ingestion of peonies can lead to diarrhea and vomiting.

By familiarizing yourself with pet-safe and unsafe plants, you can help protect your pup! We know protecting your new furry family member is paramount, which is why we’re proud to offer Puppy Protection. At The Family Puppy, we provide a FREE vet visit and a FREE veterinary care visit after your purchase within 30 days. We also provide a 30-Day Insurance Certificate for health care coverage and offer 2-Year Protection against genetic health defects. Want to learn more about The Family Puppy difference? Check out our testimonials, FAQ, and more.