Beware of autumn dangers to pets

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Blue Cross pet charity is warning dog owners to be vigilant around conkers and acorns which can poison their pets if eaten.

Some owners may throw conkers for pets to catch without realising the activity is potentially fatal.

Dogs can easily swallow conkers which can become lodged in their throat or intestines and dogs with blockages, or suspected blockages, could need surgery to remove them.

Dogs may also chew and eat conkers and acorns which could cause vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy, restlessness with discomfort and pain and loss of appetite.

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