Warning to pet owners over Woolworths Discovery Garden ‘toxic’ plants
- Petowners have been warned to monitor their pets over toxic Woolworths plants
- Supermarket giant’s Discovery Garden colletables has eight toxic plants for pets
- Woolworths discourages customers from feeding pets the 24 plant variations
Pet owners have been warned some of the plants in Woolworths popular ‘Discovery Garden’ range can be toxic to cats and dogs.
Eight of the 24 seedling variety given for free to customers could potentially be harmful.
Customers receive one seedling for every $30 they spend until February 10.
The herbs, flowers and vegetable varietals that are either toxic or mildly toxic are herbs oregano, chives; flowers pianthus, poppy and Swan River Daisy; and vegetables bunching onion and cherry tomato.
Woolworth’s latest Discovery Garden (pictured) collectables has eight toxic plants for pets
Some of the plant varieties like lavender, oregano and chives are toxic to both cats and dogs (pictured: stock image of a cat and a dog)
Woolworths said while the Discovery Garden plants were all safe for humans to eat, they warned owners not to feed the herbs, veges or flowers to their dogs and cats.
The supermarket giant said owners should always consult with their veterinarians for further advice about which human foods are potentially toxic to their animals.
‘There are many household and gardening items that can be toxic for pets – including common pantry items like chocolate’.
Woolworths confirmed they’ve had no complaints about pets being poisoned from eating any seedlings in the Discovery Garden collection.
The promotion is being run for the second time after proving popular in September 2019.
Woolworths discourages customers from feeding or allowing their pets to consumer the flowers, herbs or vegetables from the Discovery Garden collection (pictured)
Toxic plants for dogs and cats
Oregano: mildly toxic to dogs and cats
Chives: mildly toxic to dogs and cats
Dianthus: mildly toxic to dogs and cats
Poppy: toxic to dogs and cats
Lavender: toxic to dogs and cats
Swan River Daisy: toxic to dogs and cats
Bunching Onion: toxic to dogs and cats
Cherry Tomato: plants and unripe fruit are mildly toxic to dogs and cats