The garden is an extension of your home. You want everyone to enjoy time in the garden, soaking up the sun and enjoying the fresh air – and that includes your dog.
But like the home, you want your dog to be safe in the garden. But are you aware of all the dangers lurking in the garden?
Poor garden design
Not all garden designs are great for your pooch. Open plan gardens with little shade can lead to heat stroke in your dog – and on very sunny days, this can happen quickly. Create shady areas and always make sure there is plenty of water available. And keep your dog in mind when you create the garden design too.
Poisonous plants and products
Flowers can be colourful and striking, but deadly. The spiked blooms of the delphinium and the pretty, small flowers of Verbena are poisonous if eaten by your dog. Find out which other plants, their seeds and bulbs, and products commonly used in the garden can pose fatal risks to your dog.
There are other garden products commonly used in gardens and on allotments across the country – and plants too – that can cause dogs to be violently sick. Do you know what they are?
Take a look at the infographic to find out!