Did you know that rhubarb is poisonous to cats and dogs?!
Pet Poison Hotline
If your dogs are like mine and they tend to “graze” when out and about, it may be a good idea to peruse the plant poison list provided by the good people of the Pet Poison Helpline. I scanned through the list and was surprised to see Rhubarb listed.
Rhubarb is only mildly poisonous, and mostly just the leaves. I’m not even sure how many cats and dogs would be attracted to the plant so there is no need to immediately pull the rhubarb from our gardens. Just be aware.
Be Happy, Make Pie
Did you also know that rhubarb is known as the “pie plant”? It’s the stalks of the plant that are used to make delicious pie.
Kate McDermott, master pie teacher and owner of Art of the Pie, says:
“Use your good common sense with rhubarb. Since the leaves of the rhubarb plant are known to be poisonous, you don’t want your best friend to be eating them. Cut those leaves off, compost them, and use the stalks for a strawberry rhubarb pie! Be Happy, Make Pie”.
Thank you, Kate, for the words of wisdom, and Greta for posing so nicely by the rhubarb plant (despite the grass being wet!).