Since they are usually acidic and rather astringent they are rarely eaten fresh but rather cooked with sugar. 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. For dogs with a history of stomach sensitivity.
Seeing that luxating patella can eventually lead to the erosion of the cartilage on the femur for dogs Rosehips should work the same for dogs as with humans. I figured that Rosehips could be a good supplement for both of us not only boosting our immune system but also to strengthen our joints. Topically rose tea made from petals or buds can be used as a rinse for dogs with dry itchy skin.
Although true rose petals and leaves are nontoxic to dogs you dont want your dogs to eat. Pets that ingest any part of the rose will not suffer from plant poisoning symptoms. Rose water is made by using steam to distill rose petals and is used as a fragrance as well as applied topically or ingested as a tea.
Diluted rose hip seed oil should be safe for use on even white or light-colored dogs.