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Compost Dangers and Toxicity in Dogs

Now that we all collect our food scraps, we want to share this article on the dangers to dogs plus links to more information on composting in general.

 

Compost dangers and toxicity in dogs

From www.kingsdale.com

 

“Dogs are attracted to the smell of compost and if you're not careful, your dog may ingest the material and become extremely sick. Not only does the material provide a choking hazard with bones and other large material, there are dangerous toxins in compost that can cause severe illness. “

“Fortunately, prevention is easy. Make sure you keep a closed, air tight bin for your kitchen compost and make it out of reach from your pets. If you have a backyard compost bin, be very careful to prevent access to your pets and always supervise your pets while they are around. If you do happen to see your dog eat compost, call your veterinarian right away for advice -- do not wait for symptoms to show. “

Visit Kingsdale Animal Hospital’s website and the full article containing more information including diagnosis and treatment.

And here are links to CSWD and VT DEC for more composting info.

 

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