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15 Things That Will Harm Your Dog (part 7/15)
Posted June 23, 2018 by Https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/things-backyard-hidden-dangers-dog.html/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=CS
      

 7. Fertilizers

A good fertilizer helps your lawn and all of the other plants in your backyard grow, but most types of fertilizer pose at least some level of danger to your dog. According to The Nest, most fertilizers contain nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium in concentrations strong enough that they can cause gastrointestinal irritation in your dog. Nitrogen can even burn the pads of your dog’s paws. Some fertilizer manufacturers offer products that are “safe” for dogs. But even those products can still contain compounds that will hurt your dog. You should keep your dog off treated grass for at least 24 hours — or forego the fertilizer.

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15 Things That Will Harm Your Dog (part 8/15)
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8. Organic Fertilizers

It’s not just the standard commercial fertilizers that can harm your dog. Organic alternatives can be toxic to Fido, too. The Pet Poison Helpline explains bone meal and blood meal, both organic compounds that gardeners use to naturally increase the nitrogen content of their soil, “can be just as poisonous” as commercial alternatives. Your dog might like the taste of these fertilizers, but they can do some serious damage. Blood meal can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and severe pancreatitis. And bone meal ingested in large amounts “forms a large cement-like bowling ball foreign body in the stomach — which can cause an obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract — resulting in possible surgery to remove it.”

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