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How to Poison Proof Your Yard and Garden

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  • Dogs like to eat certain fertilizers such as bone meal or blood meal. Keep bags tightly sealed and use products according to label instructions.
  • Grub or snail killers—especially those that include metaldehyde—can be harmful to pets. Avoid using them if possible.
  • Yard insecticides that contain organophosphates or carbamates can be very dangerous if ingested in high concentrations.
  • Keep pets of lawns until commercially sprayed herbicides are dry.

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