When displaying plants on a windowsill or out in the garden, they become in range for our pets to get a hold of. So, if you’d like the comfort of knowing which herbs are safe for your dog and the few that might not be, then keep reading.
Herbs Safe for Dogs:*This is a guide on what herbs are safe to own if you have pets. Do not intentionally feed herbs to your pets without the advice/permission of a Veterinarian.
1) Thyme is a great herb to decorate with, especially when it flowers, so you’ll be glad to hear that thyme is dog friendly too. If your curious companion decides to take a nibble, you don’t need to worry.
2) Coriander is a popular herb, so luckily you won’t have to pass on it if you have a munching puppy about. If your dog ever decides to take a bite out of this crunchy herb, they’ll be okay.
3) Can dogs have basil? Basil is a wonderfully aromatic herb, so it’s a nice one to keep inside, and if your dog somehow gets a hold of it, they’ll just be loving the scent too.
4) Is Rosemary safe for dogs? Yes! Rosemary is another decorative and fragrant herb, and if your dog likes to rummage round it, you’ll only have to worry about the plant.
5) Sage is the final herb on this list, giving you a great selection to choose from. If you want to put this herb somewhere in the home, then you’re good to go.
Herbs that dogs shouldn’t eat:
*Be aware that this is typically in large amounts and mostly only causes an upset stomach, it’s unlikely for your dogs to willingly eat enough to get sick, so don’t panic unless you notice that something is wrong or a lot has been eaten.
1) Can dogs eat chives? No they shouldn't. Chives and Garlic Chives aren’t great for dogs so If you see any chew marks of this herb, move it out of reach, then check to make sure that your dog seems healthy and happy. If the herb is indoors, put it on a high windowsill or shelf, where it can still get light but the dog can’t get to it. If out in the garden, put it on a plant stand or put it in a hanging basket.
2) Tarragon is another herb that you’ll want to keep out of reach. Luckily, most dogs aren’t known for jumping on counters, so just placing your herbs out of reach should keep your pets safe.
3) Oregano is useful in a lot of cooking, but it can also make a dog slightly sick. It’s not a big worry though, just keep it out of reach to guarantee your pet won’t feel yucky.
4) Mint is not good for dogs. Mint is such a unique and wonderful herb, but keep this one potted or fenced off to ensure your dog is safe and happy. If you think your pet has eaten some, look out for the signs that it’s upsetting them, here is a mint poisoning guide from the ASPCA.
So, if you have dogs at home and you want to make sure they are happy and healthy, you now have an idea of what herbs are okay for dogs, and where to keep them, so don’t be shy about planting and putting your SEASON herbs all around the house!
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