This is for my young friend, Dong Balatong, who loves pets so much that he plans to pursue veterinary medicine in college. To you Dong, here are some helpful tips to make your pet dogs very happy.
Create a dog-friendly garden –
If possible, create a sandpit in a shaded area in your garden. Where your dog can dig to its heart’s content. Having paths will also allow your pet dog to run in designated area.
Erect temporary fencing around newly planted flowerbeds to prevent your dog from digging the beds. The use of large urns, raised beds and hanging baskets will also keep the plants out of reach.
Avoid growing cacti or plants with sharp thorns, which can cause serious eye injury to your pet.
Most pups love chewing objects so avoid planting poisonous plants, such as oleanders, castor oil plant, datura or calotropis, to name a few.
Avoid using chemicals unless absolutely necessary. Keep your pet out of the garden after the place has been fertilized or sprayed with chemicals.
Keep compost piles out of your pet’s reach. Store fertilizers, fish emulsion and blood-and-meals in containers with secure lids.