Dog Dangers in Your Yard – Backyard Pet Hazards

Dog Dangers in Your Yard

Your backyard is the center of your dog’s universe. It’s where your dog probably spends the majority of his time. Although your backyard is a place where your dog can chase butterflies, play fetch with the family, or relax in the sun, it also can be a place of hidden dangers. Many of the everyday objects we have in our backyards may seem innocuous to us, but they can be hazardous for your dog if you’re not careful.

There are more than 100,000 reported cases of dog poisoning each year in the United States. Most of those cases could have been avoided easily if dog owners knew more about the hidden dangers in their backyards. Even if an incident isn’t serious enough to warrant a trip to the vet, these backyard hazards can cause your dog to become sick and uncomfortable. That’s why it’s essential for you to know about these potential dog dangers in your yard and do everything you can to keep your dogs safe from them.

Dog Dangers in Your Yard

Frequently, dogs will become sick, and their owners will be baffled as to what caused the illness. In a lot of cases, these illnesses can be traced to something their dogs ate in the backyard. For example, certain types of flowers commonly found in backyard gardens can be toxic to dogs, but other types are not. Some lilies are safe for dogs to consume, but different types of lilies can make them sick. That means dog owners may be planting flowers that can be harmful to their dogs without even knowing it. It’s important that dog owners check first to make sure the flowers they have chosen for their gardens are dog-safe before introducing them into the backyard.

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Likewise, a lot of backyard waste can be harmful to dogs if it is not cleaned up right away. Dogs can choke on sticks and acorns if they chew on them. Additionally, leaves left on the ground too long can begin to rot and make dogs sick if they decide to eat them.

Have a look at the following infographic showing some of the most common dog dangers in your yard.

Dog Dangers in Your Yard

Dog Dangers In Your Yard” created by Freedom Dog Fence.

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3 thoughts on “Dog Dangers in Your Yard – Backyard Pet Hazards”

  1. Nice post Jeanne! We always have to look out for our pets. We have a fox that roams through our backyard that we have to watch out for!

  2. Dog Dangers in the backyard is an excellent “heads up” for all of us. Chewing and even swallowing things is one of the ways our dogs interact with their environment. In order to keep our beloved pets safe, the yard should be free of all hazards.


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