Are you aware of some of the potential doggy dangers out there? Some of them may surprise even the most savvy pet parents!
This list is not complete and these are just a few of the hazards we find people forget about or are not aware of.
GRAPES, SULTANAS & RAISINS: induce kidney failure in some dogs
MACADAMIA NUTS: cause weakness, vomiting and diarrhoea
AVOCADOS: lead to a stomach upset and the pip can also cause an obstruction if ingested
ONIONS, LEEKS, GARLIC & CHIVES: ingestion leads to destruction of red blood cells
CHEWING GUM: contains Xylitol and this can cause weakness and seizures
APRICOT, CHERRY & PEACH PIPS & APPLE SEEDS: contain cyanide and may cause poisoning
CORN ON THE COB: the corn might be digested, but the cob may lodge in the small intestine causing a blockage
CHOCOLATE: you've probably heard this before, but remember chocolate is toxic to dogs and ingestion of just a small amount can be fatal - cooking chocolate and dark chocolate are the most dangerous
RODENT BAIT: can lead to blood clotting problems 3-14 days after ingestion
SNAIL BAIT: can cause seizures and even death
STOCKINGS, UNDIES & SOCKS: are all attractive to dogs and can cause a nasty intestinal obstruction
If you think your dog might have ingested something that's on this list you should call your vet immediately.