Keep Your Pets Away From These Herbs

Herbs can be very beneficial to us because many have healing properties. However, one thing you need to remember is that they are not healthy for everyone.

If you have cats, dogs, and other pets that will be around the herbs, be careful with these ones that are toxic to animals.

There are many examples, but we will just be featuring a few today.

Always do your research and consult a veterinarian if you are unsure about whether a plant/herb might be dangerous for your pet.


Comfrey is an excellent herb to use for digestive health, cramps from menstrual cycles, ligament pain, and many other ailments. However, it can be potentially toxic to animals if they consume a lot of the herb.

A small amount of comfrey is probably okay, but if you leave the plant outside where pets have prolonged exposure to it, it might cause cancer or liver damage to them.


You probably already know that garlic is dangerous and toxic to dogs, but you should also keep your cats away from this one!

Not only should you never give them table scraps with garlic used as seasoning, but keep them away from your garlic at home or in the garden as well.

As with chocolate, extremely small amounts is probably okay, but it is best not to risk it.


The aloe plant can also be toxic to your pets if they eat the gel inside the aloe leaves, including dogs, cats, and horses.

If your pets get to the gel and they begin vomiting or having diarrhea, bring them to the vet as soon as possible.


Different plants and herbs have different effects on different animals. Just because something might be good for us, it does not necessarily mean that is also the case for others.

As you can see, comfrey, garlic, and aloe were just three examples of plants that are beneficial to us but dangerous for cats and dogs. There are many others out there to be wary of.

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