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.
plants, flowers and gardening products can be toxic to
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.
Planting a Pet-Safe Garden
1. Many common plants and flowers are toxic to animals.
2. Plenty of garden products can be problematic.
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.
4. Let your lawn service know you have pets.
5. You can keep your dog from destroying your hard work!
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