With spring officially here (although the last few days haven’t felt like it!), lawn and garden enthusiasts can finally see their green grass starting to come back.
- Theobromine: This is a methylxanthine compound, and its chemical properties are very similar to those of caffeine, which is very toxic to dogs and potentially other pets.
- 2,4-D: This is a chemical found in some lawn herbicides that has been linked to bladder cancer and lymphoma in dogs. According to a 1991 study by the National Cancer Institute, “dogs were two times more likely to develop lymphoma if their owners sprayed or sprinkled 2,4-D herbicide on their lawn four or more times a year.”
- Disulfoton: This can be found in insecticides and also some rose-protection products. This product is extremely toxic to dogs and can cause problems such as seizures, vomiting, diarrhea and potentially even death.
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