Every pooch loves a good roll around in the grass, but the way you keep your yard weed-free could be hurting your furry friend.
HuffPost Live’s Nancy Redd discussed the dangers to pets that come with using pesticides on your lawn during Monday’s installment of the HuffPost Live Pet Show. The National Pesticide Information Center cautions that pets should be kept away from pesticide-treated areas to avoid poisoning. One study found that lawn residue could expose dogs to certain chemicals that could increase their risk of bladder cancer.
To Dog With Love blogger Diane Silver, who lost her beloved pet Cosmo to lung cancer, told HuffPost Live she believes the illness was caused by her own yard. Even though she can’t prove what brought the cancer on, Silver took action.
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