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Using a lawn weedkiller with cats

Spring is at last here (well.. sort of) and I was ready to buy a lawn weedkiller to rid myself of those pesky creeping buttercups. That is until I read a review on one product I was about to buy

Infact here is the review that concerned me "This stuff used to work really well, then I got a cat and bought some more not noticing the TINY disclaimer on the back warning to keep away from animals. It came close to killing her just from being used on a lawn she liked lying on. I cannot emphasise strongly enough to keep this stuff away from animals, it's really bad news."

Any advice? image


  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Most products like these say that they're safe for kids and cats providing you give them time to DRY before allowing the creatures to roam once more. It really is a case of checking the packet and the specifics - they're normally very clear and give you guidance as to how long you should leave it. Can you go to the likes of Homebase where you'll have plenty of access to read the entire label?

    (As an aside you might not want to put any grass clipping in your compost bin after its been treated)

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Don't cats sometimes eat grass? I'd be a bit worried about that too

  • patty3patty3 Posts: 129

    I would not use the dangerous chemicals at all if i had pets.

    and certainly don't believe the,  '' it's ok once dry'' it has been

    proven they are still dangerous days later.

  • RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 256

    I'll keep my eyes out next time I go to Homebase for one safe with pets. I do hope there's one out there, as I loathe the thought of professional lawn treatment (saw one advertised, safe for pets) or digging the lawn up. image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,306

    I like my lawn flowersimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • kimduff24kimduff24 Posts: 2

    I would like any advice on lawn feed! I have a cat and other visiting animals.

  • kimduff24kimduff24 Posts: 2

    Ps has to be organic 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,131

    I would use seaweed fertiliser - good for lawns and not harmful to wildlife etc. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,412

    Maybe use a spot treatment and keep the cats off those areas for a few days.

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