Asked on Apr 3, 2012

How do I get my dog to stop eating my plants?

Miriam IRachel RDouglas Hunt


I have a few house plants that I always find chewed up when I get home from work. I'd rather not move them because they're on a window-sill in the perfect place to get sun during the day. Does anyone know of a dog-repelling spray or something that won't hurt my plant, my dog, or me?
6 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 3, 2012

    There are a number of dog-repellent sprays on the market, Rachel. Check to make sure they are safe for plants and give them a shot. I guess you can't just shut the door of the room where the plants are?

  • Sherrie S
    on Apr 3, 2012

    I'd say the dog needs more attention or something else to play with. I don't think the dog is eating the plants and spraying them may cause the dog to find something else to get your attention. You don't want that to happen.

  • electricity works magic on mans best friend! get an invisible fence and enjoy your plants

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 4, 2012

    I think Sherrie makes a very good point. It seems unlikely that plants on a windowsill would naturally be a dog's first item of interest.

  • Rachel R
    on Apr 4, 2012

    Well he actually has a lot of toys to play with and I usually leave him with large hide bones to keep his teeth busy, he's just very mischievous. It doesn't happen while I'm home, but while I'm at work. Obviously I can't be giving him attention from there. When possible, I have a friend or relative come by during the day to take him out or play with him, but there's only so much i can do. The plants are on a windowsill behind the couch. He jumps up on the couch and chews them.

  • Miriam I
    on Apr 4, 2012

    What type of plants are they? Could it be that he is eating them because he is lacking a nutrient in his diet? I thought of that and then went online and was surprised to find some info on it:

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