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    Hi I would like to know if these plants are in anyway harmful to my dog so I can either prevent him getting to them or not grow it thanks

    1: mint plants
    2: chilli (Orange wonder)
    3: cucamelon (Mexican gherkin)

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    mint and chilli are fine

    There's a chance your dog might eat the chilli - mine acquired a taste for it but she mostly leaves the bush alone.

    cucamelon - is probably ok as long as your dog doesn't eat lots and lots of them. But I don't think it's likely. I don't like cucumber or melon, so my dog hasn't tried those, but she doesn't like zucchini which is similar, so I think you're ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolt23 View Post
    Hi I would like to know if these plants are in anyway harmful to my dog so I can either prevent him getting to them or not grow it thanks

    1: mint plants
    2: chilli (Orange wonder)
    3: cucamelon (Mexican gherkin)
    All 3 have been eaten, season, upon season by my dogs. No digestive upsets. Anecdotal evidence only.
    Mint, chilli are homeopathic herbs.

    Chili has calorie burning properties and tells the stomach it is full, when it is not, good to add to diet for 'hungry dogs'. Also can help with constipation, though a bush of em, didnt seem to cause runny poo for her, cast iron stomach i guess.
    Mint is good for digestion, soothes nausea.

    Gherkins: great for skin inflammations, high in ascorbic acid (Vit C) betacarotin and vit A for immune system, potassium for circulation, also good for digestion

    And bung some rosemary in too. Fantastic flea prevention wash.
    How to Make a Rosemary Wash
    Rosemary, a natural flea repellant, can be made into a rinse water wash for your dog. This will repel fleas while leaving your pet's coat silky, glossy, and smelling beautiful. (< beautiful aroma is in the eye of the beholder of course).

    To make a rosemary wash, take two pints of water and bring to a boil.
    Add two cups of fresh rosemary leaves and keep it boiling for 30 minutes.
    After 30 minutes, turn off the heat and allow the water to cool. Strain out the leaves and save the water. You can throw away the leaves.
    Pour the cooled water into a glass container with a lid. Only use it when it is completely cool, and store excess in the refrigerator.

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    Thank you for the websites I have looked at these ones but they don't seem to have any information on chilli or Mexican gherkin since it is unusual plant and chilli has information that it is good and bad points about it which makes it confusing

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    Thanks for the information and the recipe for flea wash even thou my dog has never had fleas and has regular flea and worm preventative treatments it is always good to have in the bag just in case. I have found however that using coccununt oil as part of his regular diet makes his coat shiny and soft :-)

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    Just maybe - if they are not on the list – then they are not a problem ?

    A couple of links for you:

    Plants, Fruits & Vegetables Toxic to Dog

    https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/help-ad...bstances09.pdf


    Don’t discount your pup’s sense of smell. They are pretty switched on as to what they can eat or not.

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