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House Pets with Sandy Robins
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June 8, 2013

Keeping It Green

This is the time of the year that homeowners should be really proud of their gardens. Lush lawns and colorful flowerbeds are part of the summer scene.

No-one wants the lawn “decorated’ with yellow pee spots! And placing empty soda bottles all over the place to stop offenders is unsightly.

The problem begins and ends with the dog. And once again the maxim “ you are what you eat” comes into play.

You can control how acidic your dog’s pee is with his diet.
But at the same time, diet is something that could be supervised by your veterinarian. So this is a question for the Vet’s Office in order to ensure your dog is getting the right food, but at the same time, a diet that can possibly address the “lawn decorations”.

Fortunately, there are other ways to tackle the problem from the dog’s perspective too. There are special additives that are colorless and tasteless that can be added to water bowls that will also control the acidity. They are available from most pet specialty and pet supermarket stores.

Recently I came across an interesting new product called Dog Rocks. It’s a volcanic rock that absorbs and retains some of the impurities in the water that turn the grass brown.
I am always amazed that there are still unique little pockets on this earth that are unique to particular rocks and minerals. Take the beautiful gemstone Tanzanite – its only mined is a small area in Tanzania and available nowhere else on the planet. And the same goes for this volcanic dog rock. It’s found in only one spot in Australia! www.dogrocksus.com.
I love the fact that it’s an all-natural product. It doesn’t change the Ph balance of the dog pee but acts as a water purifying agent and the results are to be seen in the appearance of the lawn.
Do let me know if you try and send before and after photographs of your lawn – and don't forget to include your pooch too!

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