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Old 03-26-2008, 10:18 AM
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Animal Safe Fertilizer, Lesco ?

are lesco fertilizer products animal safe, or do you guys have any recommendations for animal safe products
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I don't recommend Lesco any more.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:41 AM
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Urea is actually a food additive that mixed with animal feeds of all kinds. Look on somes bags of 46-0-0, to see the words "food grade".
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What fertilizers would not be animal safe except for those that have some control products such as Merit or maybe dimension. Regular synthetic fertilizers are probably safer than some of the organics that are out there.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:21 AM
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Safe? nothing is considered safe out there, that is why they make the MSDS sheets and list the LD50's and other stuff on the products. Look at it this way, if you take a handful of fert and a handful of grass and dog is going to get indigestion from the grass way before the fert, if at all from the fert.
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:49 PM
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the main concern i have is if any residue (dust from the fertilizer) gets on the animals paws then animal licks paws ?
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:08 PM
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Use plenty of dylox....and mix it in with your coffee too. No more fido or you. Or just look up the products your worrying about on google and check the MSDS.
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dog/fert

There is an old wives tale (or maybe it is fact) that fertilizer will injure the feet of dogs that walk through it. I don't believe it--but does anyone know of any proof one way or the other?

Same question regarding fertilizer as licked from a dog's paws. Dog owners--we need your opinion and expertise.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:48 PM
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i am a dog owner, look at it this way, a dog would be exposed to fertilizer what, 3-4-5 times per year. They don't get sick of licking their arse multiple times a day so why would this extremely low low low level of exposure effect a dog?

Alway like the statement from homeowners, the stuff you put on my yard gave my dog cancer. Did you know that most dogs develope cancer anyways before you made that statement. Really!
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:31 PM
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Like every other brand, commercial fertilizers from Lesco are typically made up of:
Urea
Sulfur coated Urea plus a tiny amount of polymer resin
Di ammonium phosphate
Muriate of potash (potassium chloride)
fertilizer grade limestone (filler)

From the general MSDS:

HEALTH HAZARDS
Primary Route(s) of Entry: Skin, inhalation, ingestion, eyes.
Signs & Symptoms of Exposure
Acute: May cause mild irritation to skin and eyes. Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal disorder,
nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Emergency First-Aid Procedures
Eyes: Flush with clear water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Skin: Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected area with soap and water.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air.
Ingestion: Drink warm water and induce vomiting by touching back of throat with finger. Consult a physician.
Toxicity Information:
Oral LD50 (acute rat): >10,000 mg/kg
Inhalation LC50: NA; expected to have low or no toxicity. Eye Irritation: Mild
Skin Irritation: Mild

http://www.lesco.com/content/cache/unity/pdfs/1015.pdf

If a dog ate a lot of fertilizer & you showed this MSDS to the vet they would tell YOU to go home & take an aspirin. Unless it had some bizarre allergies, the dog would require no medical treatment what so ever. Fertilizer is not palatable enough nor toxic enough to pose a relevant health hazard unless you dropped the bag squarely on it's head.
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