Are Petunias Safe for Dogs?

Wen Duan
Written by Wen Duan

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Yes, Petunias are perfectly safe for dogs.

That said, they are by no means something you should consider food for your pets. Petunias are for making your yard pretty, not for puppy snacks!

Are Petunias Poisonous to Dogs?

No. Petunias are not poisonous to dogs. 


Not all bright flowers are toxic to dogs. Even though Petunias comes from the nightshade family, Petunias are not poisonous to dogs. Petunias have brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers.


They come in a variety of colors and patterns and are usually treated as annuals even though they can be perennials. They are a common plant that is found in gardens and hanging baskets. According the ASPCA, petunias are non toxic to dogs, cats, and horses. 


That said, it's not a good idea to let your dog get into the habit of munching on garden flowers and leaves since not all plants are safe for your dog to eat. If your dog seems unwell after hanging out in the garden, consider visiting the vet.  

What Other Flowers Are Safe For Dogs?  

Marigold is a commonly used plant that helps ward off pests that like to eat your other garden plants. They also help bring bees to your garden. 

Dandelion greens are  safe for dogs. Yes, they are a "weed" flower in a garden but they are safe. They are also a common ingredient in natural dog food. 

Zinnias are easy annuals to grow. They do best from seed and do not transplant well. Zinnias are pet friendly and non-toxic to dogs.


Sunflowers grow tall and large in the garden. They got their name because they can track the sun. They show the movement which is known as heliotropism. Their face follows wherever the sun is facing.  Sunflowers are non-toxic to pets.

Roses not toxic for your dog to eat. However, there is the issue of the thorns. Thorns are sharp and can cut your dog and you as well. 

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Wen Duan

Wen Duan

Wen is a proud dog mom and a frequent contributor to our GoldenRetrieverLove.com blog.

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