In autumn, watch out for the dangers in the garden that threaten your pet!

The garden not only makes us happy, but also that of our 4-legged friends. In this verdant lair, where many plants with a thousand and one scents flourish, they let themselves be carried away by curiosity and explore as they please. It’s also an opportunity to stretch your legs.

However, this pretty green setting contains its share of dangers. Plants, fruits, vegetables and chemicals can threaten their health, as reminded Agriapet health insurance.

Substances harmful to dogs and cats

Does your canine or feline sidekick enjoy nature excursions? Watch where his nose and tongue wander. An accident can happen quickly without warning…

Fruits and vegetables to ban

Because of their digestive system different from us bipeds, our beloved quadrupeds cannot ingest certain fruits and vegetables without suffering adverse health effects. Here is a list of toxic foods for your hairball:

  • garlic;
  • onion;
  • nuts ;
  • wild mushrooms;
  • raw potato;
  • fruits with a pit or seeds;
  • grapes (white or red).

Fans of terrifying stories and sweets, you should definitely look forward to October 31. As you know, a good birthdayHalloween can’t be done without cucurbits. Attention ! Certain varieties of decorative gourds can poison your furry little one. The gourds, for example, cause serious digestive disorders. To make this evening a treat and not a disaster, bring suitable treats for your dog or cat.

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Watch out for plants and garden products!

Do you have a green thumb and love the plants that adorn your garden? Unfortunately, some have been shown to be toxic to pets. About 700 species of plants containing dangerous substances that can affect their immune system.

In this season, our furry friends should be wary of these ornaments (non-exhaustive list):

  • the lily ;
  • the rhododendron;
  • horse chestnut;
  • the if;
  • boxwood;
  • oleander;
  • the mistletoe ;
  • Holly ;
  • the oak (and its glands).

In gardens, other dangers threaten dogs and cats: the products used against parasites. Your little companion, enticed by the smell, can suffer from poisoning, which sometimes leads to death.

Beware of slug repellents or molluscicides (metaldehyde, methiocarb, ferric phosphate). The toxic dose? 4g/kg for a canine or a feline. Also put rat poison in your line of sight. For a dog, a huge risk appears from 25mg/kg.

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A story of confidence and good deeds

Respiratory and gastric disorders, favored, vomiting or even strong salivation? Your furry friend may have been poisoned. In such circumstances, absolutely avoid giving him food, drink or medication. Also, do not attempt to regurgitate it.

As with humans, there are first aid actions to help an animal in distress:

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  • put him in calm or in PLS;
  • write down or photograph the object of his misery;
  • determine the quantity consumed and the approximate time;
  • gather the remains of the product or plant;
  • take him to the vet immediately.

Whatever the period of its life, your canine or feline is not immune to accidents, including poisoning. In order to offer him the best care without being steeped in anxiety at the thought of paying the bill, we advise you to turn to pet insurance.

Native Sweden, Agria insures over one million dogs and cats across theEurope, with no age limit. Your hairball benefits from the same guarantees throughout its existence.

Outside, Agria offer flexible contracts depending on the breed, the needs of the animal and the budget of its adopters. To find out more, visit


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