10 shockingly common dog dangers in your own backyard

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The prettiest parts of your garden could be the most dangerous to your dog. Many common types of flowers, like autumn crocus and foxglove, are toxic to animals, leading to vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, or even death. Azaleas can even cause blindness. Browse through the ASPCA’s full list of plants that are toxic to dogs to see if your garden poses a threat.

Yes, even the thing installed specifically to keep your dog safe can lead to injuries. If your pooch tries to squeeze through gaps or dig under the fence, it could not only escape, but also get splinters and cuts in the process. Line the bottom of the fence with chicken wire or mesh fencing at least six inches deep to prevent any getaways. READ MORE…

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