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Danger! Keep your dog away from these 13 things in the garden

From common garden plants like weeds and lilies, to potentially deadly compost, pesticides and weed killers, the garden poses a number of threats to our four legged friends.

Outdoor experts from GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have highlighted the potential hazards dogs could face in British backyards and encouraged big-hearted homeowners to take appropriate precautionary measures.

Garden mulch bedding made from cocoa beans can be dangerous for dogs because it contains theobromine, the hazardous ingredient that is in chocolate, and can cause vomiting and muscle or heart problems.

5. Cocoa mulch

Garden mulch bedding made from cocoa beans can be dangerous for dogs because it contains theobromine, the hazardous ingredient that is in chocolate, and can cause vomiting and muscle or heart problems.
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Many insecticides and pesticides contain chemicals such as metaldehyde and disulfoton which are a significant threat to dogs, Lots of fertilisers will  contain anti-pest additives and consequently dangerous chemicals

6. Fertilisers, insecticides, pesticides

Many insecticides and pesticides contain chemicals such as metaldehyde and disulfoton which are a significant threat to dogs, Lots of fertilisers will contain anti-pest additives and consequently dangerous chemicals
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Some mushrooms can be highly toxic to dogs, causing sickness and hallucinations,  kidney or liver failure

7. Mushrooms

Some mushrooms can be highly toxic to dogs, causing sickness and hallucinations, kidney or liver failure
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Make sure your garden pond is barriered with fencing, gravel or plants. An exposed pond with slopes could put your dog in danger if it slips,trips or jumps into the water.

8. Ponds

Make sure your garden pond is barriered with fencing, gravel or plants. An exposed pond with slopes could put your dog in danger if it slips,trips or jumps into the water.
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