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Is Your Garden Pet-Safe?

As spring comfortably settles in, more of us are getting outside to garden. This usually means that our pets are spending more time outdoors as well.

Pet owners, please always be cautious of the plants in yours and your neighbors’ yards as well as your pet’s eating habits and curiosity level. Not only are there many plants that are toxic to pets, but also mulch.

Cocoa mulch is a type of mulch that contains cocoa and, as we all know, chocolate is poisonous to dogs and cats. Just like chocolate, cocoa mulch contains theobromine which is toxic to pets. This type of mulch smells like chocolate and is attractive to pets, making it that much more dangerous.

To learn more about the effects of chocolate on dogs and cats and signs to watch out for, read our recent press release on pets and chocolate dangers. Be sure to know your pet’s habits and make smart decisions when selecting plants and mulch for your garden.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

2 Responses to Is Your Garden Pet-Safe?

  1. mary schwartzbauer says:

    is cypress mulch safe to use in gardens where cats are present?

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