Manu just ripped into a box of organic 5-5-5 plant food and devoured a fair amount of it. it appears to be mostly comprised of alfalfa meal, chicken ***, bone meal, blood meal, sunflower hulls, and kelp meal.

how sick is this going to make him? and how do i keep him from licking all the fertilizer out of my flower beds?
-kelly
hmm?
sounds like higher quality stuff than is
found in your typical bag of dog food.
I hope it does not adversely affect Manu's
heelth.

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Manu just ripped into a box of organic 5-5-5 plant food and devoured afair amount of it. it appears to ... going to make him? and how do i keep him from lickingall the fertilizer out of my flower beds? -kelly

He'll either puke it up or have loose stools on the other end. No real lasting harm. Dogs love alfalfa and bone meal and other organic supplements and can't get enough of them. Either run an electric wire around the perimeter of the beds or use a chemical time release fertilizer like Osmocote and scratch it in.
Manu just ripped into a box of organic 5-5-5 plant food and devoured afair amount of it. it appears to ... dog lick up all the bone meal/bloodmeal I applied to plants. She got the runs for a couple of days.

and how do i keep him from licking all
the fertilizer out of my flower beds?

..It's a problem! Hard to top dress anything when dogs have free access to the area. I sure wouldn't add any ordinary fertilizer at this moment as the beds probably still smell like organic fertilizer - unless you never got it on the flowers!
buglady
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Manu just ripped into a box of organic 5-5-5 plant food and devoured a fair amount of it. it appears to be mostly comprised of alfalfa meal, chicken ***, bone meal, blood meal, sunflower hulls, and kelp meal.

Too late now, but FYI for the future. Alfalfa can expand. And expand. And expand. They're great for feeding roses, and the recommended method is to stick a little bit of the stuff in a bucket, add water and stand back. I would think that this is the ingredient most likely to cause trouble.
how sick is this going to make him? and how do i keep him from licking all the fertilizer out of my flower beds?

How's he doing?
Suja
How's he doing?

he's fine, his stools are a bit soft, and he's pooping more than usual, but otherwise seems normal.
thanks for the information and suggestions. i think i'm going to focus on the areas of the garden that are outside the invisible fence perimeter for now, and maybe add some new "fence" around the other areas i want to plant at a later date.
thanks!
-KELY
thanks for the information and suggestions. i think i'm going to focus on the areas of the garden that are outside the invisible fence perimeter for now, and maybe add some new "fence" around the other areas i want to plant at a later date.

If you really want to try using this fertilizer where the dogs have access to it, try scratching it into the soil and then put down a thick layer of mulch on top. I basically had to stop using fertilizers that smell like food (blood and bone meal, fish emulsion) because it drove the dog nuts and brought in tons of unwelcome visitors of the wild kind. All the digging around they were doing turned out to be contraindicated for the health and well-being of the plants. Now, I just use a good slow release fertilizer in addition to compost.

Suja