Is lemongrass safe for dogs to smell? The ASPCA states that lemongrass (including the essential oil) is toxic to dogs as well as cats. Lemongrass oil is popular for aromatic diffusers due to its pleasant citrus smell but it will only cause problems for your dog, especially if he inhales a large amount of it.
Is lemongrass toxic to animals? Lemongrass, also called oil grass, comes from the Poaceae family. This plant is used widely in Thai foods, and while it isn’t toxic to humans, it can potentially harm dogs, cats and other wildlife.
Can dogs be around lemongrass? Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is an edible grass of Asian origin. These plants are non-toxic and are listed on several gardening sites as dog-friendly.
Why is my dog eating lemongrass? Generally dogs tend to eat grass when they have a stomach upset, constant grass eating can be a sign of an ongoing gastrointestinal problem. Having said that, some dogs tend to really like lemongrass for some reason – so it might be that your dog happens to be one of those.