We Value Your Privacy

We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site.

Update Consent
Loading ...

Are Rose Hips Dangerous for Pets?

Updated November 21, 2016

Rose hips are small fruits produced by the rose bush after the rose has died. Rose hips have been used in culinary dishes and as an alternative medicine. All parts of the rose, including rose hips are non-toxic if ingested by animals.

Loading ...


Pets that ingest any part of the rose will not suffer from plant poisoning symptoms. According to Pet Place.com, the rose is not dangerous for pets if ingested, including the berrylike fruits called rose hips.


While rose hips and all rose parts are not toxic, ingesting any type of plant can cause adverse symptoms in pets, states Pawprints and Purrs, Inc. Symptoms associated with plant ingestion include diarrhoea, vomiting and depression, and usually are mild with non-toxic plants.


Dogs that ingest roses or rose hips and experience serious or long-lasting symptoms should visit their veterinarian. Rose bushes often are sprayed with insecticides, which can cause adverse reactions in animals. Take a sample of the plant your pet consumed to aid the veterinarian in proper plant identification.

Loading ...

About the Author

Tracy Hodge

Tracy Hodge has been a professional writer since 2007. She currently writes content for various websites, specializing in health and fitness. Hodge also does ghostwriting projects for books, as well as poetry pieces. She has studied nutrition extensively, especially bodybuilding diets and nutritional supplements.

Loading ...
Loading ...