Your Dog and Your Garden

Dog Labrador Retriever Park

Having a piece of land for you and your dog to play in is great. Here are some simple questions to start with.

  • Can your four legged friend escape?
  • Is the fencing in good condition? Not too sharp or rusty?
  • Are they high enough or even low enough?

Putting some height extensions on the top or using some chicken wire to cover gaps at the bottom.

If you are a flower fanatic here are some things to think about for your dog’s safety.

There are so many plants out there that can be poisonous for your pooch. Before you go out and pick up any plants, make sure you research to check our list of plants toxic for dogs (PDF 408KB).

If you have cats at home, here's our list of plants poisonous for the kitties (PDF 411KB).

What pesticides do you use? You shouldn't use any if you have a pooch. They are always unsafe in areas where your dog might be.

Make sure that any potting soil or soil conditioner doesn't have any cocoa in it.

Make sure you are checking regularly for mushrooms and other fungi. These can be poisonous as well. If you have a veggie plot, think about fencing it off as mushrooms will grow in the damp soil.

If you have a lot of land and have fox tails growing from the grass, remove them as soon as possible. They get everywhere and it's an expensive or painful procedure to get them from your dog's eyes, nose and mouth.

If your garden backs on to a road or pavement keep your eye out for debris passers-by might throw over your fence. This could be anything from balls down to bottles and even cigarette butts.

Healthy Pets is an award winning online pet insurance provider based in the UK, that focuses exclusively on cat insurance and dog insurance. Healthy Pets can cover a range of policies from Accident Only, Maximum Benefit, and Lifetime to help customers find a policy to suit them and their pet.

Peace of mind with our dog insurance

Particularly when your pooches are highly energetic or prone to be clumsy, it is vital to protect them with dog insurance. Our cover can be offered for puppies from five weeks old and can include vet fees for illness and injury up to £7,500, as well as ongoing cover for eligible new illnesses.

Get a quote

See Our Pet Insurance

Small: Cat
Cat Insurance

Read about our cat insurance.

Cat Insurance
Small: Dog
Dog Insurance

We can also insure both puppies and dogs.

Dog Insurance
Small: Kitten
Kitten Insurance

Cover for your kitten from five weeks old.

Kitten Insurance

Read Pet News Articles

Dog Australian Shepherd Woods
Dogs are a Vet's Best Friend

Cats are also loved by vets

Read More
Cat Black Halloween
Pet Safety Tips for Halloween and Bonfire Night

When it comes to Halloween, it can be extremely stressful and scary for our pets. To keep our furry friends safe follow our tips.

Read More
Award Feefo Gold 2019
Healthy Pets Insurance Receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2019

Healthy Pets has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for service delivery.

Read More