Your family, furry family members included, love spending time out in the backyard. Dog-loving families get to enjoy the fresh air while Fido gets to run and play.
As Fido plays, you can fire up the barbecue, perfect your lawn or improve your property. Unfortunately, these very common things can pose various threats to your dog.
Here at NuVet Labs we want to help you keep your pet as healthy and happy as possible. Keep reading to learn more about potential doggie dangers you might have in your backyard.
Lawn Care Products
Everybody loves the look of a flawless, sprawling emerald lawn. Unfortunately, to maintain the beauty of our grass it can sometimes require the use of various chemical agents. These chemicals help keep the yard free of weeds and other pests.
However, many of these products contain pesticides, which are all designed to kill and keep away intrusive and unwanted plants, rodents, insects and things that may detract from a pristine lawn. Not surprisingly, these chemicals can be unsafe for Fido.
These items can be sprayed and spread over the lawn using various delivery systems. Make sure to carefully read all product packaging before using. If you have any questions contact your veterinarian.
Fertilizers and Mulch
In addition to wanting to maintain a lovely lawn, many individuals also like to keep a garden. The same fertilizers that give a beautiful bloom to your flowers and a perfect plumpness to your tomatoes may also contain harmful materials for Fido.
Some fertilizers can cause your dog to experience diarrhea, vomiting or worse. Mulch is another material used in many gardens. Some mulch can contain cocoa, which is a byproduct of chocolate and as most dog owners know, chocolate can be very harmful to dogs.
Grill and Grilling Products
Never leave your grill, charcoal, lighter fluid or the food you are planning to prepare on the grill alone with your dog. Fido’s curiosity may result in a burn from the hot grill. These chemically treated items are also very dangerous if ingested.
Food you plan on cooking may contain bones or be something best left out of your canine-companions diet. So just be careful and know where your pup is at all times. Keeping your dog attached to a dog tether or inside during a barbecue may be the best, and easiest, way to keep your furry friend safe.
Unfortunately, enjoying an evening out in the backyard may invite the unwanted attention of mosquitoes. Many of us will often light some citronella candles to keep them at bay.
If eaten by your dog, citronella candles in mild cases can cause some gastrointestinal distress. However, it is possible for the chunks of candle to get stuck in the dog’s intestines and cause a blockage. If you suspect your dog has eaten a citronella candle, contact your veterinarian.
Although beautiful and pleasant smelling, it is important to make sure that the flowers you keep in your yard are not dangerous to your dog. There are numerous flowering plants that are harmful to our canine companions. These flowers include:
• Jade Plant (dwarf rubber plant)
NuVet employees genuinely care about pet health. One way of expressing this is by making sure their living space is hazard free. Keeping your backyard clear of these 5 common backyard dangers can help to ensure your backyard remains fun and safe for Fido.
Another way you can help keep your pet healthy is by adding a nutritious supplement to their daily diet. Many pet owners have already made the decision to include NuVet Plus in their pet’s healthy lifestyle. Why NuVet?
Comprised of highest quality ingredients and manufactured in an FDA registered lab, NuVet Plus has become the favorite of many dog-loving families. If you would like to see what these happy pet owners have to say about NuVet Plus, please take a minute to visit https://www.nuvet.com/testimonials.html.