By Dr. Jeannie Thomason
Lush Lawn or Thriving Dog – Do We Have A Choice?
Several years ago, there was a study that was conducted over a 6 year period at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. This study was done to see the results of dogs being exposed to lawn pesticides, specifically those applied by professional lawn care companies. Guess what? It was found that dogs that were exposed to lawn pesticides had a 70% higher risk of canine malignant lymphoma (CML) by as much as 70%!
The dogs in the study that were found to have the highest risk for acquiring CML were the ones living in homes where pesticides and herbicides were professionally applied to their lawns, as well as homes where owners themselves used lawn care products containing insect growth regulators, aka chemical killing agents.
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