Is brown mulch safe for dogs? Puppies and small breed dogs are at the greatest risk of poisoning from garden mulch, but there are risks for all dogs. Large pieces of mulch can present a chocking hazard. If your dog is chewing on larger pieces of mulch and tries to swallow one, they may choke – similar to how some dogs have choked on bits of sticks.
What type of mulch is safe for dogs? Any wood-based mulch is safe for your dog. Pine, cedar, and cypress are probably the three of the most popular mulch options and they should all be dog-friendly.