my dogs have started eating all my plants, succulents, iris leaves, everything even roses what is up with that. We feed

Our dogs have started eating away our plants, anything from roses, iris leaves, succulents, it doesn't matter. We have asked the Vet, but he hasn't come up with anything either. We briefly changed to a grain free diet, but it got worse. We add a little pumpkin in their food everyday, I understand that could help, but it hasn't. I am sad to see my yard devoured, but sadder to see my dogs going after the plants. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by Member 1101145 on Mar 20th 2012 Tagged mydogsareeatingallmyplants in Food & Nutrition
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Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12)

I don't know why they would do that, but a lot of plants are toxic to dogs. Be careful, some of them may make them sick.

Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12) answered on 3/20/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I have seen dogs kept outside who ate EVERYTHING, even the bark off the large trees. The problem with them was boredom... they had nothing else to do and were left in the pen all day long.
If your dogs are left by themselves too much and are bored this could be their problem as well. If so, get them some activity by taking them on long walks, swimming, biking or just go out and play fetch with them for an hour or so twice a day. Also, provide them with plenty of interactive toys. A tired dog is a contented dog!!

Member 641257 answered on 3/21/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


We have fences around all the outside plants in the dog yard to keep the dogs away from them. This does not give you a reason why they are eatting the plants, but it will help save them from the dogs.

Kazba answered on 3/22/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer