Is Your Yard Toxic to Your Pets?

Is Your Yard Toxic to Your Pets?

Are you using chemical pesticides or weed treatments? You might not have previously thought of this, but as a pet parent, this could actually be having a major negative effect on your pet’s health.

 


How Your Yard Might Be Harming Your Pet

If your pet goes outside and walks in the grass to play or do their business, they can actually absorb these chemicals directly into their paw pads. Or, when they come back inside and do their natural licking and grooming behaviors, they may ingest the chemicals from their paws.


How to Prevent This

Because of the potential of your pet ingesting or absorbing these chemicals, it’s critical that you ensure you’re only using natural, organic sprays in your yard for weeds and pests.


You can look for organic pet-safe options at your local home store. If you hire a company to do yard maintenance, search specifically for companies who offer natural and safe options.


The more we keep our pet’s environment toxin-free, the longer they’re going to live. Not only that, but they will be healthier and happier!


Keep those pets healthy and happy everyone!


~PetCoachApril

April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.