Will Bone Meal Harm My Dogs

crystafuller added on May 26, 2012 | Answered

Bone meal was recommended to get rid of ground squirrels, but I have 2 small dogs.

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Answered on May 28, 2012

Many people treat garden areas with predator urea or blood meal (rather than bone meal) to rid them of rodents. While bone meal does not pose a significant toxicity concern, it can result in gastrointestinal irritation and increases your pet's risk of pancreatitis.

If you are looking for ways to deter these pests, this article will have some other suggestions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/get-rid-squirrels.htm

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