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    Lawn Fertilizer

    This is probably a dumb question to you veteran dog owners, but this will be our first Spring to have a dog. Where I live, it's getting to be time to fertilize the lawn. In the past, we have always used Scott's Bonus S which is a fertilizer/weed killer. If we use it, will it hurt our dog? If it will hurt the dog, we won't use it, so is there some kind of fertilizer/weed killer that we can put on the lawn that won't hurt the dog?

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    hubby says that a good fertilizer, 10/10/10, diluted to the highest level and giving the lawn a good soaking periodically (as needed; listen to your lawn and don't over do it) would help keep the lawn healthy and w/ keeping the lawn healthy it knocks out the weeds.....any type of weed killer is going to be harmful to the dog if they, like, get it on their pads and like them or whatever, so i'd avoid them if possible......if you doneed to use a weed killer, keep the dog off the area for at least 24 hrs (48 is even better) and they should be safe.....(hubby was in landscaping for awhile)

    or you could just set up an area specifically for the dog and keep it off the rest of the lawn all together.....

    hope this helps and i'm sure someone else might have something more
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    Most products that are designed to kill anything(weed, snails, rodents) will have a negative effect on your dog if they get it. They also tend to have a sweet taste that will entice a dog to eat it. If you're not sure about the product you're using you can conntact your vet about it and also call the poison control number on the product.

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    If you want to be extra safe along with using a very diluted fertilizer like tirluc suggested you can also keep you dog out of the back yard for a few days. It may be a hassle having to let her out in the front yard if it is not fenced in, but it will be safer for her in the long run. We do that with our dogs. In the spring when we fertilize, we let Chloe and Sadie in the front yard for about 4 days and then we do the front yard and keep her out of the front for 4 days as well just to be safe. Both yards are seperate and only the back in fenced but as long as they are on a leash they are ok.

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    Thanks you all very much.

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    I am a big advocate of natural,organic etc. We have a lawn care that is called Natural lawn. It took a while but my lawn looks great. NO different than any others that slather on the pesticides. IF you can't afford that, maybe look around to things that are less toxic. This field is really widening so keep on the look out. It is better for you, the kids, and the dogs. Nothing hoopie just maybe with a little less toxins. You have to start somewhere.

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    When I furtalize the pastures I tend to keep the horses off until we get several good rains. However I do not use a weed killer. The law that gets weed and feed I keep the dogs off for about 3-4 days. Alway furtalize when you are expecting rain with in 24 hours and a weed and feed should be used when the grass is damp so it will stick to the weeds.

    In over 30 years of having dogs and cats and have the law futalized and weed control used I have never had any problems doing it this way. Check the back of the bag you buy as they will have a number to call. They can answeer any of your questions. I have done this in the past when I have used differnt things on the pastures.

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    Never had any problems with 25 years of dogs around. I do the spring and fall with weed killer. I usually wet the lawn first, spread the fertilizer, and then pray for a little rain. If we don't get rain I lightly water it in after 24 hours. And like everyone else, I keep the dogs off, usually for 4-5 days (unless we've had a soaking rain to wash it in really good). I just walk my dogs on leashes for a few days or run a line between trees in the front yard (no grass, only trees) to attach their leashes to.

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