Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Yes, there are *safe* products, but even though we can use them doesn't mean they won't go sniff the neighbor's yard, or a public park.
Last year around this time, Gucci got really sick, horrible diarrhea, lethargy, I was so scared and worried about her and I know it was something toxic that caused it. That day, I had applied her frontline (which had never caused a reaction before, BUT..that doesn't necessarily mean anything) AND...we took a walk around the neighborhood, that chlorine smell of yard chemicals and Gucci sniffing around the trees and corners for a place to leave her mark. I honestly did not even think about it at the time, I guess we all assume that they have a 6th sense not to sniff certain dangerous things, but put a lumping pile of poo on it or a squirrel trail, then that really won't deter them too much.
I guess point is, in retrospect, I think that poisoning she got, which was alot of the same symptoms as pancreatitis was something she came in contact with that day on our walk. I tell my DH now to keep a fast pace in the street and only go to yards where you know they don't care about their grass, lol.. Really, though.....they are so little, small amounts can really effect them in a big way.