My Dog Ate Artificial Moss What Should I Do?

Reviewed By Julie •  Updated: 01/09/22 •  3 min read
Dog Moderate Toxicity Level
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Dog Ate Artificial Moss

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Dogs eat the strangest things! You never know what you may find your dog eating. They like to eat plants, grass, garbage, and other things! However, what happens if a dog eats artificial moss? Can artificial moss make a dog sick?

Has your dog eaten artificial moss? Are you worried the artificial moss will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.

We’ve put together some information on artificial moss and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

It is strongly recommended to contact a Pet Poison Helpline or your veterinarian.

What is Artificial Moss?

Artificial moss is sometimes used in artificial plants to make them look more real and attractive. There are many different kinds of fake moss; however, one of the most common is evergreen moss. This is a special artificial moss manufactured to look real.

The fake moss doesn’t require any watering, soil, or fertilizing. This means it’s easy to maintain. The moss can be used to cover soil (to retain moisture), dress up potted plants, and more.

What is artificial moss made of? Most of the information we found said this is real moss that’s been dried and chemical preserved! Who knew?

But can artificial moss make a dog sick?

Artificial Moss & Dogs

We did a lot of research on whether or not artificial moss can be toxic but weren’t able to find much information on the topic. It does seem some dogs like to eat this without getting sick.

However, it’s recommended not to allow your dog to eat the moss. If you find him eating artificial moss, then monitor him for any symptoms. It’s possible your fur baby could develop diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.

If these symptoms are concerning or other symptoms appear, then it’s best to call the vet. Be sure to let the vet know what’s happened and about how much of the moss the dog has eaten. And tell them about what time this happened and if the dog has eaten moss before. This information can help the vet determine what to do next.

As with other things around the house, it’s best to keep artificial moss out of your dog’s reach. If he’s prone to eating this, then it’s best to use a different product or keep the moss and plant in another area, away from the dog.

As we always say, prevention is the best medicine!

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Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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