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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.

Stones and pits in apricots, cherries, plums and peaches contain deadly cyanide.Larger stones could be a choking hazard.

1. Fruit

Stones and pits in apricots, cherries, plums and peaches contain deadly cyanide.Larger stones could be a choking hazard.
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Dogs can catch a dangerous lungworm infection if they accidentally eat a slug or snail that carries the larvae of the parasite.

2. Slugs and snails

Dogs can catch a dangerous lungworm infection if they accidentally eat a slug or snail that carries the larvae of the parasite.
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Tomato leaves, azaleas and every part of a lily could be poisonous to dogs and cause vomiting, diarrhoea or even death. Unripe and green potatoes can also be very dangerous.

3. Plants

Tomato leaves, azaleas and every part of a lily could be poisonous to dogs and cause vomiting, diarrhoea or even death. Unripe and green potatoes can also be very dangerous.
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Garden compost heaps will usually be packed full of mouldy food and waste, which can produce dangerous mycotoxin.  Use a proper bin or barriers to stop your pet raiding the pile.

4. Compost

Garden compost heaps will usually be packed full of mouldy food and waste, which can produce dangerous mycotoxin. Use a proper bin or barriers to stop your pet raiding the pile.
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