For the Dog lovers amongst us
This was just posted by the admin oin one of the Germand Shepherd Facebook pages I'm a member of, and as many as we have in here both into gardening, and completely in love with their "fur-babies", I felt it necessary to post this.
Tamara, I know this is off topic, but please leave this here so as many people as possible see it? Thanks.
Summer time and gardening go hand-in-hand, and if you have a dog who is a part of your family, chances are they have "helped" you with your gardening chores.
But do you know that there are things in your garden that may be a health hazard to your dog? Chemicals used in and around your lawn and garden should instantly make those warning chimes go off in your head, and great caution should be exercised when using them. But there are many other hazards as well. I, for one, did not know that "slug-Bait" was so toxic, and so I found this post extremely informative and wanted to pass along the info to all of you.
I've also done a little more research and found this blog by the ASPCA. "What Dangers are Lurking in your Garden?" (click on the link for the full article).
....In it is a very informative list of PLANTS (with photos), that could be toxic to your animals, as well as some other facts that you may or may not, be aware of. ( ...example...did you know that cocoa mulch is another no-no if you have dogs running thru your yard?)
When we dog lovers, keep each other informed of potential dangers and threats, we stand a better chance of having a happy and safe summer. Nothing can end summer fun quicker than an emergency trip to your vet, because we simply didn't know WHAT to be on the look-out for! ~maureen
***This is strictly a FYI post and NOT meant to "scare" anyone. I feel that the more information you have, the better equipped you are in avoiding a potential disaster. Sharing because I CARE about you and your dogs!
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