Weed Spray, Cocoa Mulch and Pesticides, Oh My!
It is springtime; a time when all beautiful things come to life; a time when gardeners and not so gardeners get out there and well, take care of the garden. I’m one of those not so gardeners. I can’t keep a plant alive to save my life so I usually re-gift them. Yes, most of the plants that have the lack of good fortune to end up in my house or garden are gifts. (At least I know well enough not to buy the things to purposely kill them)
But for Fido this is an exceptionally dangerous time of year. Many of those beautifying products for the garden are poisonous and PLANTS TOO! Azaleas, Rhododendron and Sago Palms are toxic to dogs and cats and may cause liver failure or heart problems.
Cocoa mulch is a byproduct of CHOCOLATE. It attracts dogs with its sweet smell but can cause them gastrointestinal and more serious neurological problems if consumed in large amounts.
I love my little baby and she loves to go out and roll and sniff, pee and poop in the grass and garden. (Wish I could do that and get away with it) I want nothing but the best for her so I will be sure to watch out for all those nasty things she could get into. There are lots more listed on the ASPCA site. Just click the ASPCA here and it will take you directly to a list of all those bad bad nasty’s to keep away from Fido. (And feline, if that’s your pleasure)