Can Lawn Fertilizer Be Absorbed by Canine Paws?

Canine paws do not absorb lawn fertilizer, but the pads can become irritated. A pet ingests lawn chemicals via inhalation or licking chemicals off the paws.

Keywords: fertilizer and pets, paw pad absorption, chemical injestion in dogs

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Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 1998. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks also trains for full marathons, half-marathons and shorter distance running. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.