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Pet friendly foods & plants

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

If you are anything like me, then you absolutely adore your pets. And so, it is to them that this post is dedicated to


I personally own a one-and-a-half-year-old border collie mix, and he gets into everything! So, the first step of keeping my home pet safe is ensuring that all food items, cleaning products, and plants are off the floor and out of his reach. In this post, we will be talking about the do’s and don’ts of food items and plants that are safe for your furry friend.


Food items that are great for your dog:

1. Peanut Butter

2. Chicken

3. Cheese ~ in moderation or small amounts in case your dog is sensitive to lactose

4. Carrots

*This is a favorite of mine! If you have a teething puppy, you can give them a chilled carrot to chew on to soothe their teeth. Carrots are also low in calories, which makes them a great treat for dogs that are overweight.

5. Yogurt ~ preferable non-sweetened and with live cultures to support a healthy digestive system in your pet

6. Pumpkin & Sweet potato ~ these are great for dogs with a sensitive stomach

7. Green beans

8. Salmon

9. Apples

10. Oatmeal


So many options! Let talk about some of the things you should absolutely keep away from your pet:

1. Alcohol

2. Coffee & Tea ~ or anything with caffeine

3. Cooked bones

4. Chocolate

5. Garlic

6. Onions

7. Marijuana

8. Tobacco

9. Excessively salty foods

10. Grapes & Raisins


Pet safe houseplants:

1. Spider plant

2. African Violet

3. Watermelon plant

4. Christmas Cactus

5. Boston and Maidenhair Ferns

6. Friendship plant

7. Basil, Sage, Thyme

8. Parlor Palm

9. Orchid

10. Polka Dot Plant


Plants that are toxic to dogs:

1. Aloe

2. Buttercup

3. Carnation

4. Chives

5. Daffodil

6. Eucalyptus

7. Holly

8. Lavender

9. Oregano

10. Naked Lady


None of these lists are comprehensive, but give you a brief overview of some items that will be a great reward for your pup, and some that should not make the shopping list. As with most things, when in doubt try to play it safe and keep potentially toxic items up and out of your pets reach. I hope both you and your four-legged companion benefit from the content in this post! For a peek at some of my favorite at-home dog treat recipes, click here!


For more information on topics found in the post, please follow the underlined hyperlinks provided or you can contact me directly. Until next time!


#Agriculture #CompanionAnimal #Dogtreats #PetSafety



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