Danger in The Outdoors

This week, as we celebrate “National Animal Poison Prevention Week”, I’d like to spotlight some dangers our pets may find while enjoying the outdoors. As pet parents, most of us know the common household items that are toxic for our pets. Items such as cleaning supplies, paint, glue, bug sprays, ant bait, foggers, etc.  But did you know that there are plenty of outdoor toxins as well?

Cheryl Douglas · March 22, 2022

Danger in The Outdoors

This week, as we celebrate “National Animal Poison Prevention Week”, I’d like to spotlight some dangers our pets may find while enjoying the outdoors. As pet parents, most of us know the common household items that are toxic for our pets. Items such as cleaning supplies, paint, glue, bug sprays, ant bait, foggers, etc.  But did you know that there are plenty of outdoor toxins as well?

Here in Minnesota, we get very excited this time of year. After a long, cold and, did I say long, winter, we Minnesotans have been anxiously anticipating the spring thaw and warmer weather. Over the past few months most of us have been planning and preparing for the days until we can finally get outside and work on our lawns, flowerbeds and gardens. Perhaps, you too are ready to exercise your green thumb and get to planting. Just be sure to keep in mind the various outdoor dangers that are toxic to your pet.   

Many products we use on lawns, gardens, and flowerbeds can cause toxicity in pets. Fertilizers made from bone or blood meal are tempting to pets and can cause pancreatitis, or can clump in the intestines or stomach, causing a blockage. Other fertilizers and herbicides applied to lawns also may contain toxic chemicals. In addition, many flowers/plants are toxic to our furry friends, such as:

  • Autumn crocus
  • Azalea
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Hyacinth
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lily of the valley
  • Lilies
  • Oleander
  • Sago palm
  • Tulips

So as we dig in and begin our lawn & garden projects this season, let’s all remember to take steps to keep our beloved companions healthy, happy and safe. Happy planting!

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Cheryl Douglas

Cheryl Douglas

Cheryl joined the BARF® World family in 2017. She offers strong Administrative Support to the BARF® World office, handles our Logistic needs, as well as Customer Service and Sales. She is passionate about pets; specifically rescue dogs. She is a Minnesota native and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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