There are several reasons why you might not want your fluffy friend to consume your carefully manicured grass. One significant concern is that grass are often treated with herbicides. As a dog owner, you cannot always be certain if someone has recently sprayed their grass. Many local councils use a non-toxic dye to mark areas where herbicides have been applied, which is helpful. However, we still recommend exercising caution. Herbicides and grass sprays can persist in the grass for up to 48 hours after application and have been found in dogs’ urine. Studies have also suggested a potential link between exposure to grass sprays and bladder issues in dogs.
When treating your grass with herbicides, it is essential to remove your dog, their toys, food, and water from the area before spraying. Before allowing your dog to return, ensure that the chemicals have completely dried out. We strongly advise checking the package for the drying time of each pesticide and herbicide.
Some dog owners opt for hand weeding as a safer alternative for their dogs. At Capalaba Produce we have a variety of pet safe, fertlisers such as Earthlife Lawn Blend, we also have a wide range of pesticides and herbicides. Ask our friendly team in store!
Another risk of dogs eating grass from your grass is the potential toxicity of leaves, flowers, and berries that may be present. Common plants like oregano and bay leaves can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.
The final risk which we are going to talk about today is worms. Because of how parasites transfer to your dog we suggest giving your dog a preventative for worms and parasites such as Nexgard Spectra.