The Hidden Dangers of the Backyard #Infographic #Backyard

Backyards can be a perfect place to entertain family, friends, and guests, but there are some hidden dangers in the backyard that you may not know. Discover the facts and learn what it takes to create a safe yard environment for your friends and family.

One of the most common backyard injuries comes from trampolines. It goes without saying that if you have a trampoline, you are exposing your family to a large risk of injury. Minimize that chance by providing safety netting and keeping your trampoline away from fences and objects that could aid in injury if someone were to fall off the edge such as concrete and rocks.

Did you know between 1996 and 2012, about 184 infants and young children died from exposed window wells? Exposed window wells injure nearly 2000 + people a year. Open window wells without proper window well covers to protect from falls can even lead to liability issues if you rent out your home. View the infographic below to learn more!

An infographic by Window Well Experts.

Tick Paralysis in Dogs and Cats #infographic #dogs #cats

As a responsible pet owner, your job does not end in feeding your furry friends. You should also safeguard them from different toxins. To help you out, here’s a rundown of 12 frequent toxins that can harm your dogs:
1. Mouldy food
2. Chocolates
3. Coffee
4. Lilies
5. Lily of the Valley
6. Baked goods
7. Macademia nuts
8. Grapes and Sultanas
9. Onions, chives, leeks, garlic
10. Snail bait
11. Rat bait
12. Some flea and tick products

Don’t see dogs and cats anonymous in terms of their vulnerability to toxins. Do take note that the metabolism of dogs and cats differ. Beware of the following foods that can put the health of your pocket pets and birds at risk.
1. The stones of stone fruit
2. Pear or apple seeds
3. Avocados
4. Tomato and potato
5. Rhubarb

Sometimes the danger of taking care of pets starts on foods, so beware. Whether your pet is a furry dog, a cute cat or a lovely bird, make sure that it is free from toxins.

Tick Paralysis in Dogs and Cats Infographic

An infographic by gordonvet.com.au