Posted: 01/05/2015 at 18:17
Sheep are weird like that. The field with the sheep in it is the one place along the riverbank here where giant hogweed can't grow. It tries. They eat it. No ill effects. No idea why not.
Anything that grows from a bulb is poisonous to dogs and cats. Day lilies don't seem to have bulbs, just messes of roots, and they aren't known to poison dogs and there are even recipes for human food that use them ... but they're poisonous to cats.
In fact, if I remember correctly, everything in my flower bed is poisonous to cats ... except cat poo. They don't seem at all put off by the narcissus, hyacinth, grape hyacinth, Asiatic lily, cyclamen, crocus, anemone, lily-of-the-valley, wild garlic, chionodoxa, buttercup, clover, day lily, delphinium, elder, gladiolus, holly, jasmine, cuckoo pint, marsh marigold, allium, periwinkle, snowdrop, spurge and Virginia creeper all growing hereabouts and I doubt they'll stay out of the hellebores if I plant a load of them.
The two I know that get dogs most are onions and grapes, because they're human food that may land on the floor or even be dumped in the dog's food bowl if someone made more bolognaise sauce than they could eat.
Three lists for dogs:
Guide Dogs' list
Dogs Trust's list
Kennel Club's list
Bound to be a surprise on there somewhere, even if you already knew not to feed them deadly nightshade, lambkill, wolfsbane, henbane, destroying angel, deathcap or anything else with "This s___ will f_____g KILL you if you even lick your fingers after taking off your boots after walking past it" somewhere in its name ...
... like dairy products and raw liver.