Keeping Your Pet Safe In the Garden

Content provided by our partner Noah’s Ark Pet Crematory ~

Birds are singing, the sun is shining and it’s finally spring! Many of you might be ready to get out your shovels and spades since this is the perfect time to get a jump start on annual gardening. But before you get those plants in the ground, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) wants to make sure you’re up-to-date on how to keep that gorgeous spring garden safe for your furry friends.
While you’re on alert for possible toxic plants, don’t forget about other common dangers when gardening. While fertilizer is wonderful for your plants, it can be extremely appealing (and potentially dangerous) to curious dogs. When ingested, fertilizers can cause vomiting, diarrhea and, in some cases, weakness or stiffness in your pets’ hind legs. 

Additionally, insecticides may help to keep annoying bugs away from your beautiful garden, but if the directions on the label are not followed, these products can be dangerous to pets. Always use caution when dealing with insect poisons.Best practice when gardening is to make sure to keep your pet out of the area when you are using fertilizers and insecticides, and follow all the label instructions. If you feel your garden is incomplete without one of the above spring plants, be sure to keep your flowers fenced off and keep any curious paws away from the garden.

Here at Noah’s Ark we help celebrate the life of your cherished friend by offering a loving and compassionate cremation service. We can provide a plaster paw print, hair clipping and memorial DVD upon request at no additional cost.

Noah’s Ark Pet Crematory
2643 Old Bridge Road Manasquan, NJ 08736

732-528-6624 or 732-528-NOAH

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