Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thick Green Lawns and Canine Malignant Lymphoma

By Dr. Karen Becker

This is the time of year when many dog owners get their pets outside to enjoy the sunshine and lush greenery.

But according to a study published earlier in the year in the journal Environmental Research, a romp across the lawn might actually be dangerous to your pet’s health.

The study, conducted over a six year period at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, showed that exposure to lawn pesticides – specifically those applied by professional lawn care companies – raised the risk of canine malignant lymphoma (CML) by as much as 70 percent. Read the entire article

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