Our Doodle of the Day:
Our Tip of the Day:
We've been discussing the dangers that might arise with the coming of Spring, such as toxic plants, dangerous insects, and the hazards of chemicals such as pesticides and weed killers. Now, for the next couple of days, we'll offer some tips on how to make your yard and garden pet friendly. If you indeed have a garden area in your yard, consider in some way gating it off, so that you can access it when needed but also so that your furbaby can neither trample through it nor access potentially dangerous items within the garden. Even material such as chicken wire can easily be used as a gate, as long as it is safely and securely installed. In the case that your garden is not gated off, or simply as an extra precaution, consider sticking to plants that are not toxic to furbabies, such as daisies, jasmine, orchids, and roses (although do be aware of the dangers of thorns!). A variety of herbs are also safe, such as parsley, basil, and oregano, just to name a couple. Also, consider using only fertilizers that are safe. Rather than using potentially hazardous blood or bone meal, for example, consider the use of safe compost or manure to fertilize your garden area. You can indeed enjoy both a healthy furbaby and a healthy garden, just with a few extra precautions!