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I wouldn't use chemicals with dogs. You can fertizlize yourself with natural products. I haven't yet had the chance to try them, but there are catalogs such as Peaceful Pastures (I think, out of CA) that have natural products. I *think* cottonseed meal? that is put down in the spring. I'll find out next year as I hope to put down sod this year (has previously just been weeds and dirt with a bit of grass), and I plan on doing only natural stuff to treat the yard.
I personally have multiple chemical sensitivity, and I have dogs with severe allergies (to all kinds of things). Because of this, I am extra cautious, knowing that the possiblity of overwhelming the immune system is there. Plenty of dogs might appear to be fine from it, but some dogs will show problems.
This is my opinion based on what I have experienced in my life. I say better to be cautious than take the chance of the chemicals causing issues with the dogs (who are smelling it as well as absorbing it thru their skin with contact). Again, my opinion.