Paws to Consider

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Frequent conversations with the owners of amputee dogs got me thinking about a few things:

The sun is out, and you are planning to spend a few of your vacation days getting some work done in the yard. Great! Now, go get your weed killers, your pesticides and other yard chemicals… and take them straight to your local Disposal of Toxics facility. This year it’s time for something different.

First, if you are absolutely convinced that yards must be maintained with chemicals, if you simply can’t imagine a yard without them, then please, pause to consider your commitment to chemical yard management. Why are you so convinced? Is that really the only way?

The choice is yours, but again, please pause to consider your pet, which cannot make those choices on its own behalf; it depends on you to look out for its health and well-being, and it must live in the environment you create.

Consider what may get on your pet’s feet or in its mouth, and the possible long-term effects of that exposure. Ask yourself if a greener lawn or weedless garden beds are really worth any risk to your pet’s health. It is something worth thinking about. And, those of you with small children may have more than just your pet’s paws to consider.
 

JessLough

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Totally agree. I actually got into a fight with my mom last week, about her using chemicals to clean the floor when we had chemical free stuff in the house LOL
 

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About 40 years ago my Golden got mouth cancer and I never sprayed again !!! I killed some weeds with vinegar and some by using a syringe of weed kill into the root .
 
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NO chemicals have ever been used in any of my yards and never will. Luckily my husband is with me on this.

The yard is weed free (from pulling and not that often at all) and yeah we get some dandilions but they are pretty (until they become blow flowers at least) and after a few grass cuttings we don't have anymore. Our grass is green enough and everyone is safe!
 

smkie

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I will keep my clover, and wild strawberries. I don't care about a little plantain or heaven forbid ooh my a dandylion. I can bend over and pull it out if it offends me. No chemicals here they scare me to death.
 

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