Scotts Fertilizer is not safe for dogs or humans. It contains poisonous chemicals that are harmful to people and animals alike. One of the key ingredients in Scotts fertilizer is Iron (Fe). Iron can be toxic to pets, causing vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy , loss of appetite and even death in severe cases. If you already gave your dog Scotts fertilizers or grass seeds chances are they may have consumed some iron from it which could result in poisoning. In normal amounts though iron deficiency does not cause any significant problems.
Iron Oxide: One other ingredient commonly found in Scotts fertilizers is Iron Oxide. A highly toxic substance, just 5 grams of it can kill a human being if ingested orally. To give you an idea about the toxicity, 1 gram is equivalent to eating 100-200 thumbtacks . Ingestion of iron oxide may lead to abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting , diarrhea and tenesmus (straining to defecate with little or no result).
If your dog eats grass treated with Scott fertilizer they risk ingesting these substances and having problems like vomiting and diarrhea. There have also been reports of death in pets who consumed Scotts grass products. Prevention: Make sure that your pets cannot reach any plants that are recently sprayed by Scotts Fertilizers. Also do not allow your pets to eat grass that has been treated with Scotts Fertilizer.
Is Organic fertilizer safe for pet
Over the decades, Scotts have developed number of organic fertilizers suitable for both commercial and residential use. Because they’re made from natural ingredients rather than chemical ones, pet owners can safely utilize them. Please pay attention to the fertilizer bag’s label before using it.
In many cases using organic plant products containing garlic or pyrethrins around cats but keeping them out of reach of dogs is a good idea for safety reasons, due to a sensitivity some dogs have towards these ingredients. If this seems like a concern in your case, use an alternate product on the dog and keep him away from treated areas until the product has dried.
Scotts organic lawn food is a great alternative for those who want their yards to look nice but do not want the chemicals in traditional fertilizers to seep into the groundwater or nearby bodies of water like rivers and lakes. The all-natural ingredients ensure that you can use the grass food without having to worry about causing harm to your pets or family members.