Lawn-Care Tips: How to Keep Your Yard Safe for Pets This Fall
Just as with herbicides, it’s imperative that you read the label, follow directions closely and keep pets off the lawn until the area is dry when using insecticides or pesticides. Some of these chemicals can cause drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle tremors and worse if ingested. Snail bait generally comes in two forms: the iron-based type, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea, possibly tinged with blood, and metaldehyde, which can cause vomiting, muscle tremors, seizures and death. Metaldehyde is particularly dangerous for dogs because they tend to find it tasty.
If you suspect your pet has gotten into any insecticides, pesticides or snail bait, contact your vet right away.