Just caught dog licking weedkiller

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cashmerecardigans Mon 25-May-20 13:08:36

Help, I was just spraying some weeds and unbeknown to me, the dog had followed me round to the front of the house. I caught him licking a plant I’m pretty sure I’d just sprayed. He seems absolutely fine, but should I do anything?

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SaskiaRembrandt Mon 25-May-20 13:10:21

Yes, phone the vet.

bluebluezoo Mon 25-May-20 13:12:11

You can phone animal poison line. They are poisoning specialists- a phone consult is £25 I think, which is refunded if you do need to see a vet.

www.animalpoisonline.co.uk/

cashmerecardigans Mon 25-May-20 14:39:22

Thanks so much and thanks @bluebluezoo , I called them (vet also recommended I call them) and they were so helpful. He's fine and they've advised no need to go to the vets.
Huge relief all round.

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SaskiaRembrandt Mon 25-May-20 14:51:15

That must be a relief! Glad he is okay.

frostedviolets Tue 26-May-20 11:17:09

In future, weed killer is very bad for the environment.
It kills all manner of creatures who come into contact with it.

There are alternatives, if it’s for paving stone weeds then those vibrating brush cutter things are quite good.
I’ll have to try and find a link for it.
Or the weed burner things, again I’ll try and link.

If it’s the borders, if you dig them up then put a dense ground cover plant there you’ll have no weeds popping up.

Honeybee85 Tue 26-May-20 11:18:51

That must be a huge relief OP.

Maybe next time you can use some ecological, non toxic solution to kill weeds, for your own peace of mind smile

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frostedviolets Tue 26-May-20 11:20:37

Vibrating brush cutter thing:
www.gardengearonline.co.uk/pest-control/garden-gear-electric-weed-sweeper?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxtCs7abR6QIVBLTtCh0lYgC8EAQYASABEgJKbfD_BwE

Weed burning thing:
www.easylifegroup.com/product/eco-weed-burner/5198

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