Some plants give pet dogs a lot of grief. Some plants even kill dogs.
The plant that creates by far the greatest amount of misery for dogs is wandering jew. This is a lush green groundcover that grows in shady, moist areas. If dogs lie on it, they get dermatitis on their tummy, legs and under their mouth. This plant is a weed and should be carefully removed.
Many dogs get poisoned by the fruit on brunfelsias – also known as Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. These small shrubs have blue/purple flowers that turn white over a few days. Remove any brunfelsias if you have a dog – especially a puppy. Stephanotis, the climbing plant with perfumed white flowers also produces fruits poisonous to dogs.
Other dog dangers are: daffodil bulbs, oleanders and human foods like chocolate, onions, avocadoes and grapes. Lilies are poisonous to cats by the way.
Take care with poisonous plants.