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  • Are figs safe for dogs? Recently discovered a fig tree producing figs in our fenced backyard. Our Malamute and Huskies will notice this soon and we want to make sure they are in a safe environment.

    Hi Patricia,
    Any new food to your pet may cause GI upset including vomiting and diarrhea. The fig plant can be toxic to pets and can cause GI upset and skin irritation. I recommend discussing this further with your veterinarian. If your pets have any allergies or sensitive stomachs, it may be a bigger concern. Your veterinarian can help to guide you on the best ways to keep your pet safe and whether there may be other plants that are a concern.


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