As the weather starts to improve, gardeners’ thoughts turn to buying plants.  However there may be a hidden danger for your dog in that plant you buy.  To reduce slug damage to their young plants, many suppliers are putting slug pellets into plant pots.

Slug Pellets

Whilst slug pellets may be designed to be distasteful to dogs, they are certainly poisonous in reasonable quantities.  They are coloured blue to make them easy to see.

A friend of mine took some mail order plants out of their packaging and slug pellets fell to the ground.  Luckily she managed to get to them before her lively youngster could!

For the sake of your dog, please keep him at bay and check new plants for slug pellets.