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Garden and outdoor dangers

By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 27 November 2018 | 2 Comments
A puppy running in a meadow

Puppies seem to love eating things they shouldn’t in the house, and being outdoors is no different. From scavaging scraps, to eating slugs, snails or even poo, there are many garden and outdoor dangers which can impact your puppy’s health. A dirty issue As disgusting as it may seem, some puppies will eat poo. There can be a number of reasons for this, it may simply smell of food to your puppy and it can actually taste good! However, sometimes puppies can learn the behaviour, if they have got into trouble for…

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When is it safe for my puppy to go outside?

By Petplan | 27 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A puppy holding a ball in its mouth

Your puppy’s first adventures outdoors, initially in the safety of a garden and then into the big wide world, are exciting times for you both. You can’t take your puppy outside into public spaces until they have had their second set of vaccinations, but you can introduce them to the outdoors in an enclosed garden as soon as you bring them home. However, before taking your puppy into the garden, you should check you have eliminated as many hazards as possible. Common garden hazards include: Slug Pellets These can be…

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Grass seed injuries and your puppy

By Laura Pugh BVM&S CertAVP MRCVS | 13 November 2018 | 0 Comments
A puppy rolling on its back in the grass

For such tiny objects, grass seeds can cause a lot of trouble, especially in the summer months. Puppies can often get them lodged in their ear canals or between their toes when romping outside or on a walk, and they can cause a lot of pain and irritation. It’s hard to dodge the problem entirely as puppies love being outdoors and need regular exercise, but some grasses are particularly worth avoiding. Foxtails, for example, are grasses with razor-sharp seeds that resemble little torpedoes in the shape of a fox’s tail.…

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