Poppy seeds are safe for dogs Poppy seeds are not toxic to dogs. Poppy seeds can contain low levels of opium which can lead to sedation if very large amounts are eaten. This is not a concern if your dog manages to eat a bit of a poppy seed muffin or bagel. Other parts of the poppy plant also contain small amounts of opium so it’s best to avoid the plant if it’s growing nearby. Eating large amounts of poppy can lead to sedation, constipation, pinpoint pupils, and slowed…
Peppermint is safe for dogs Peppermint is not toxic to dogs, but it does contain oils which can cause vomiting and diarrhea with large ingestions. Avoid giving peppermint flavored candy to your dog because the sugar content is unhealthy for dogs, and sugar free varieties may contain xylitol which is toxic. Do not use peppermint essential oils on your dog. They are toxic whether applied on the skin or given orally.
Dill is safe for dogs Dill is safe for dogs, whether dried of fresh. It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties and can be used to freshen a dog’s breath. It may also help with digestion. Fresh dill can irritate a dog’s skin with prolonged contact.
Oregano is safe for dogs Oregano is safe in moderation although it is a gastrointestinal irritant and can cause mild vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. It contains antioxidants and has antimicrobial properties. Oregano is best used fresh or dry if giving it to your dog. Essential oils can cause liver damage and other problems depending on concentration, so it’s best to avoid oregano oils.
Rosemary is safe for dogs Rosemary is safe for your dog to consume in moderation. It contains antioxidants and has natural antibacterial properties. It may also be helpful for digestion and can act as a natural flea repellent. Both fresh and dried rosemary are safe. Do not give your dog rosemary oils or extracts since they can act as a stimulant to the nervous system and have toxic effects at higher concentrations.
Thyme is safe for dogs Thyme is safe for your dog to consume. It contains antioxidants and has natural antibacterial properties. Your dog shouldn’t have any problems with thyme if they eat it from your garden or eat any foods that you seasoned with fresh or dried thyme.
Shallots are toxic for dogs Shallots, just like onions, garlic, chives, and leeks, are toxic to dogs. Shallots contain a variety of compounds, called organosulfoxides, which will break down your dog’s red blood cells when eaten. This can cause anemia which can be fatal. Cooking shallots does not reduce the toxicity. It usually takes several days after consuming shallots for the symptoms to manifest. A single ingestion of 0.5% of a dog's body weight can cause toxicosis. Eating small amounts over time can also cause issues. Contact your veterinarian…