Appeal for Dog-Friendly Plants!
We would really welcome some dog-friendly plants for our sensory garden and paddock, as well as some for planters beside or in individual kennels.
25th April 2019
If you would be happy to donate or grow some of the plants listed, the OTAC dogs would be very grateful!
Here is a list of plants that we would like to use:
- Catnip: not just for cats! This has relaxation properties and stimulates playfulness in dogs
- Chamomile: dogs suffering from anxiety or skin/stomach upsets will be attracted to this plant’s scent
- Clary sage: good for highly strung animals and those with hormonal imbalance
- Hops: a calming plant often selected by hyperactive and stressed dogs
- Lavender: helps to reduce anxiety and other nervous conditions
- Marigolds: dogs experiencing grief or emotional distress will often sniff out this plant
- Marshmallow: known to help animals with delicate stomachs
- Meadowsweet: often selected by dogs with digestive problems, arthritis and rheumatic conditions
- Mimulus: used as a remedy for animals that are nervous, timid and shy
- Mint: good for cooling properties and will often be selected by dogs who suffer from skin irritations
- Plantain: helps gastric irritation and inflammation
- Thyme: chosen by animals with bacterial infections, skin irritations and diarrhoea
- Valerian: often selected by anxious dogs for its calming effect
- Vervain: valuable for treating and nourishing nervous system disorders such as depression
- Violets: Nervous dogs or those who have recently changed home may enjoy sniffing this plant
- Yarrow: offered to animals with inflammation, urinary problems and internal and external wounds.