We always think of our backyards as the safest place for our dogs – we put up sturdy, tall fences, make sure the gates are escape proof and feel confident about leaving our pups outside unattended for some sunshine and exercise. And yet almost all of our yards have these 8 deadly objects waiting to cause a tragedy. Of course, we’re not saying you can’t have these objects in your back yard at all. But we do need to be aware of the risks, and monitor our dog’s behavior closely around them.
1. Yard Chemicals
Whether it’s weed killer, lawn fertilizer, slug bait, or plant food, it could mean death for your dog if she ingests it. Keep this item locked in a shed, or on a shelf in your garage.
2. Garden Hose
If your dog is a chewer, than a rubber hose is almost irresistible. It is also indigestible and can easily cause blockage that will result in death. Your dog could also tangle themselves up in a hose, causing all sorts of injuries, including strangulation.
If you have anything but a solid fence, your dog could get their head stuck, causing death due to blocked airway, heat stroke, or hypothermia.
4. Patio Table
If you have a small dog, a leap from the top of the table could be fatal. Strong winds can blow your table into your dog, or on top of them. A glass-top table is the worst, since it can shatter on impact. A bigger dog jumping on the table could go right through it.
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