Sometimes, our English bulldogs are too curious for their own good. They’ll eat things they’re not supposed to, such as poisonous plants, and then get dangerously ill. We don’t want that to happen to our pups, so it’s on us, as their owners, to ensure they don’t try to eat those plants to begin with.
This can be easier said than done, though. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you keep your English bulldog away from poisonous plants.
Know Which Plants Are Poisonous
Dogs are omnivores, so not all plants are poisonous to them. However, this can make things difficult when determining which plants are safe and which are not. Thankfully, the AKC has a full online line of all the types of plants that are poisonous to dogs. You can find it here.
Keep the plants out of reach
Dogs don’t know which plants are safe and which are not. That’s why it’s our jobs to keep those plants away from them. For indoor plants, simply put them on shelves or in high places that your dog can’t get to. For outdoor plants, try place a fence or wiring around them to keep your English bulldog out.
Keep an eye on them while they’re outside
Even if you place fencing or wiring around your plants, your dogs might still find a way to reach those plants. As such, you’ll want to keep an eye on them while their outside to ensure they’re not getting into mischief. You can also teach them to commands to stop them if they get close to any dangerous plants.
Use diluted lemon juice
Most dogs can’t stand the smell of lemon juice. By spraying some diluted lemon juice around your plants, your dogs won’t want to go near them. This can act as a good deterrent if other options don’t’ work as well.
At Bulldog Angels, we want to make sure that all dogs stay safe from poisonous plants. For more information on how to keep your English bulldog safe, contact us today.