For many of us and our pets, the sweet arrival of
springtime signifies warmer weather and longer daylight hours — which translates to more time outside! If you have pets and plan to spend time sprucing up your
garden this spring, there are a few things you need to know.

Many popular
plants, flowers and gardening products can be toxic to
cats and
dogs. If you think your pet has ingested something toxic in your garden, contact your veterinarian right away. To help ward off potential
poisoning problems (and for other advice), check out the gallery below.

  • Pet Owners Planting Spring Gardens Toxic Flowers
  • Pet Owners Planting Spring Gardens Spraying Plants
  • Pet Owners Planting Spring Gardens Organic Gardening
  • Pet Owners Planting Spring Gardens Lawn Service
  • Pet Owners Planting Spring Gardens Dog Near Garden



Planting a Pet-Safe Garden

Pet Owners Planting Spring Gardens Toxic Flowers

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1. Many common plants and flowers are toxic to animals.

Pet Owners Planting Spring Gardens Spraying Plants

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2. Plenty of garden products can be problematic.

Pet Owners Planting Spring Gardens Organic Gardening

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3. Even organic substances can be toxic.

Using natural and organic products might help you feel confident you’re doing right by your pet, but keep in mind that just because a product is organic doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous to animals. As Dr. Mary Fuller explains, organic substances like blood meal, bone meal and compost fertilizer can cause serious problems in our pets. The bottom line: Just because it’s organic doesn’t mean it’s safe.

Pet Owners Planting Spring Gardens Lawn Service

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4. Let your lawn service know you have pets.

Pet Owners Planting Spring Gardens Dog Near Garden

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5. You can keep your dog from destroying your hard work!

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