Chowing down on any plant material may cause gastrointestinal upset and vomiting for your dog. But some plants, when ingested, can be life-threatening. Certain herbs, vegetables and edible plants that are perfectly fine for human consumption could cause everything from excessive drooling to anorexia for your canine pal. Don’t assume that dogs instinctively avoid dangerous plants. That may be true of some animals in the wild, but dogs have no way of distinguishing between safe and unsafe plants. The following is a list of common plants that could be dangerous for your dog. So, don’t ever plant these if you share your yard with a canine friend.
Though cats are carnivores and love eating meat and fish-based foods, you may have noticed your feline friend snacking on grass or chewing up your houseplants. If you have an indoor/outdoor cat, you’ve probably seen them rolling around in the yard munching on blades of grass like any hungry vegetarian. If your cat stays inside all day (like most domestic cats), you’ve probably had to place your plants on shelves out of their reach due to voracious snacking. Don’t worry! This behavior is totally normal and may even have health benefits. However, it is crucial to provide the right kind of foliage to protect your precious feline. So why does your cat eat grass, and how can you grow your own? Read on to find out.