Autumn is well and truly here; the leaves are falling from the trees along with their crops. But hidden dangers can lurk amongst the leaves in the form of poison – conkers and acorns to name a few.
Both are toxic to dogs and can cause vomiting and diarrhoea as well as pose a choking risk if swallowed whole.
Many dogs like to hunt and snuffle amongst the leaves so it’s important to be extra vigilant at this time of year. If your dog is a forager then it may well be safer to use a muzzle than deal with the after effects of what they may have eaten. This is why we teach our dogs the leave it command from an early age, it could save their lives. If your dog is a hunter then it might be helpful to join our Gundog classes where you can learn how to safely channel that drive and enthusiasm in a fun way.
If you are concerned that your dog has eaten something it shouldn’t have then seek immediate advice from your vet, acting quickly can make all the difference.
If you want to make the most of the Autumn scenery then why not join one of our explorer walks around the glorious Norfolk countryside. Held weekly throughout November the walks are being held in aid of Dog Lost, numbers are limited so book now to secure your place.