Keep your pets safe in the garden

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by Gardening with Ciscoe

NWCN.com

Posted on February 19, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 19 at 1:09 PM

Pet Safe Garden Checklist:

  • Check in and around the compost bins, molds can harm animals, citrus peels are toxic to cats. 
  • Look around the shed and garage, antifreeze is deadly, a few teaspoons can kill a 20 lb dog. Old herbicides, pesticides, rodentecides should be properly disposed of.
  • Go to your garbage area Again, a lot of what humans throw away is dangerous to pets. Chocolate is toxic to dogs, grapes and raisins can be toxic to pets. If you throw away over-the-counter or prescription drugs and your pet finds them in the garbage and eats them they can be highly toxic.    
  • Examine construction or work areas, flaked zinc, any iron product, flashing can cut, etc.
  • Check for past or present insecticides, rodenticides, etc.
  • Get close to your lawn. Any chemical fertilizer or weed killer or bug killer you use on your lawn gets walked in, played in and tracked into your home by your pet. Consider organics. Weed and Feed has 2-4D in it, and that has been linked to an increase in canine lymphoma. Mushrooms in your lawn can be toxic to animals as well.  

For more information, or to have your landscape inspected, go to henrikusorganics.com

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