Warning to pet owners over Woolworths Discovery Garden ‘toxic’ plants

Only wicked pet

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 By Kirsten Jelinek For Daily Mail Australia […]

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)

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)

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 

Herbs 

Oregano: mildly toxic to dogs and cats 

Chives: mildly toxic to dogs and cats 

Flowers 

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

Vegetables 

Bunching Onion: toxic to dogs and cats  

Cherry Tomato: plants and unripe fruit are mildly toxic to dogs and cats 

 

Advertisement

Next Post

Adopt A Pet From New Rochelle Area Shelters: New Dogs, Cats Added This Week

Want to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in New Rochelle and environs have dogs, cats and other pets ready […]