Spring is in the air and everything is about to blossom. This includes tulips and hyacinths! This is important to note and here's why:
Both tulips and hyacinths are Liliacae. They contain allergenic lactones and alkaloids. The toxicity of this is located in the bulbs of these plants (not the flower or the leaves).
When ingested by dogs, it can result in severe physical distress. Severe poisoning happens when dogs dig up the bulbs (or tear open a bag of them) and start chewing and eating the them. After they've been chewed and ingested, your pup can suffer from a myriad of serious and critical symptoms.
These symptoms include:
If they eat the flowers or leaves of the plants, they might not feel so great but it's nowhere near as dangerous as them eating the bulbs. If your dog does ingest tulip bulbs, seek medical assistance immediately.
It's best to keep digging dogs away from your tulip beds!