Don't know if this counts but while I was digging up the grass so that I could start my new raised bed in my garden I came across wild onions and on closer inspection I found that my yard is covered in them!
Now I know why my dogs are always digging stuff up and eating things. Their after the onions!
Always thought they were after grubs and different bugs.
Onions, including wild onions, are toxic to dogs. They can cause Heinz body anemia, where the blood becomes too thick to circulate through the blood vessels. It can be fatal.
Pull those onions up, including their roots. I had
wild onions, but since I have very little "yard" (= dirt) space, it took only two seasons of dedicated effort: one to pull up everything I could find via identification from leaves and, later, the white flowers; the second season to pull whatever I had missed the first time.
My dogs like to run outside and eat grass. Fresh winter grass is evidently quite yummy; they'll stand there as if it were a salad bar and just chow down for 10 to 15 minutes at a time, eating only the tips. I laugh and call them my "Bernese Mountain Sheep," but Vergil was the most impetuous of any of my doggies in this "salad bar" habit. He would just start grabbing away at anything! Vergil was why the onions had to go STAT / ASAP.
Background info on toxicity of onions in domesticated animals:
First-person experience by a now-vet, then-vet student re. her own dog
Cats are even more at risk from onions than dogs are: it takes a smaller dose, on a grams/pound basis, to poison a cat. "But cats don't like
onions," the experienced cat owner will respond.
Ah, but has the cat owner ever fed his/her cat human baby food when all else fails? Check the label of that baby food...it may contain onion powder or garlic powder.... Make sure it's onion- and garlic-free. BTW, onions and garlic are related to lilies (members of the Liliaceae family), all parts of which are toxic to dogs, cats, and other animals, so play it safe and keep lilies out of the reach of any dogs or cats under your control as well.
Since it's been raining in Louisiana, those onions may come out of the ground fairly easily for the next while. Bonne chance!
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9