Can Dogs Eat Tomatoes? Safely Growing Tomatoes With Dogs

A hand holds out a cherry tomato to a Pomeranian dog

Whether you grow this delicious fruit in the garden or in a pot on the windowsill, it can be difficult to keep dogs and tomatoes apart. You may have heard that tomatoes are poisonous to dogs. Which leads many pet owners to question whether or not it’s safe for dogs to consume foods containing tomato products. The answer may surprise you. Are Tomato Plants Toxic to Dogs? As a member of the nightshade family, tomato plants contain both solanine and tomatine. These toxins are found primarily in the stems and leaves of tomato plants, with lesser amounts in the roots and unripe fruit. These parts of the plant are considered poisonous to dogs. Although veterinary sources indicate dogs would need to consume a large amount of foliage or green tomatoes to become ill, it’s best to be prudent whenever your pet is around tomato plants. If your dog has consumed […]

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