Many of us humans simply love gardening and planting pottery. We also love our furry little friends. However, the two do not always go hand in hand. Some dogs see potted plants as a green snack and can become sick or worse if they eat them. Luckily there are plenty of pet friendly tips and plants that can help create pet plant harmony.
Sniff around..... Before you plant anything into your garden pottery do some research and learn which plants may be toxic to your dog or cat. For example, azaleas can cause stomach and abdominal pain in your pet, while water hemlock can cause convulsions, seizures and even death. Fortunately, not all pet enemies. There are hundreds of plants, like blue eyed daisies and Jasmine, which not only are non toxic, but full of color and beauty!
Drink Responsibly..... When watering potted plants, make sure you keep them in a place that is far away from your canine or feline. If possible, try to avoid using chemicals or pesticides in your water. Your little friends might be tempted to sneak a drink from the flower pot's saucer and end up in the vet's office or even worse.
Who let the dogs out..... Make sure your dog or cat is safe in your yard by having a fenced area. The only thing worse than your pet doing their own gardening is your pet redecorating someone else's. Not only is it embarrassing to explain to your neighbor why his or her potted tomatoes are missing, but you do not know what kind of toxic plants they may have or what kinds of chemicals they may use.
Follow these simple steps, and your pets and your potted plants can have a happy co-existence.