Summer is the season for gardens and green lawns, but keep in mind that some garden products may pose a health danger to your dog or cat.
Most common garden dangers:
- Herbicides: Pet paws are often irritated by walking on lawns treated by chemicals such as herbicides (weedkillers). Pets often ingest lawn chemicals by licking their paws after coming in contact with treated surfaces. Keep your pet off treated lawns and wipe their paws if lawn treatment is active.
- Pesticides: Most pest baits contain poisonous ingredients used to kill vermin that can be ingested by your pet and cause harm. Make sure your pet does not have access to pest baits.
- Poisonous Plants: A number of plants can be poisonous and deadly to pets. Plants like lily of the valley, oleander, rhododendron, azalea, yew and foxglove among others. Keep your pets away from them or remove the plants from their areas.
- Toxic Mushrooms: All types of mushroom can grow in your grass. To avoid the risk of your pet ingesting toxic ones, its best to remove them all.
It can be a lot of fun for your pet to play in the lawn, but always be careful. Remember, if you think your pet has ingested poison, go to a vet immediately.
At Pet Supermarket ensuring the safety of your pets is a priority. We provide the best products and services so that your pet leads a healthy and long life.