Every time I walk out the door to spend time in the garden, my dog Rocco joins me. He’s a pretty big six-year-old Rottweiler who loves to chase lizards, bury bones in the ground, mark his territory, and sometimes eat what I have planted. I’ve arrived home to find pots toppled over, or strewn across the floor with chewed up roots. A while ago, I read an article that said that pets eat some plants automatically because of their health benefits. But not all plants are good for your pet.
It’s important to train your pet when they’re a puppy so that they are behaved when spending time outside. You should also put your plants in big pots or high enough up so that your pet can’t reach them. Even still, your pet may end up in a mess so you should know what may or may not harm them. Here are five dog friendly plants to consider for your garden.
Burdock is a great plant to have in your yard, since it treats allergies, digestive issues, and kidney problems. You need to make sure the soil where you want to plant it is rich in organic nutrients with plenty of sun. Burdock grows pretty quickly, so it’s important to make sure you can contain it with regular pruning.
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