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WATCH OUT ON WALKIES!

As the sea­son changes, mak­ing the most of the great out­doors is fun for you and your dog! But there are a few things you should be aware of... Some au­tum­nal plants could be poi­sonous to your four-legged friend, and make them very sick if eaten. In se­vere cases, they could even prove fa­tal. Signs to spot in­clude vom­it­ing, di­ar­rhoea and breath­ing is­sues.

If you think your dog has eaten some­thing poi­sonous, go to a vet straight away – the quicker you act, the quicker you can get vi­tal treat­ment.

To help you be plant savvy this au­tumn, PDSA vet Re­becca Ash­man shares her ad­vice on what to watch out for...

ACORNS

Th­ese are very toxic if eaten by all pets, as their tan­nic acid af­fects the liver and kid­neys. Un­ripe, green acorns are even more harm­ful.

YEW TREES

Every part of this tree is deadly to pets, and even eat­ing a few leaves can be se­ri­ous. They are of­ten found in church­yards, so keep your eyes peeled.

HORSE CHESTNUT TREES

The bark, leaves, flow­ers and conkers of this tree are all poi­sonous to pets.

AU­TUMN CROCUSES

Th­ese have pale mauve, pink or white flow­ers in the au­tumn, and all parts of the plant are par­tic­u­larly toxic.

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