A Warning About Coco Mulch From Your Indian Trail Dog Walker/Pet Sitter In Union County

A lot of people do not know about this product so I thought I needed to write today’s blog about it.  Maybe it will save someone’s pet.

Coco mulch in garden

Coco Garden Mulch

I see so may beautiful gardens here in Indian Trail, Weddington, Stallings, Waxhaw and surrounding areas in Union Co.  I sure hope these homes with pets are not using Coco Mulch.

Tell everyone you know that has a dog or cat about coco mulch

Please tell every dog or cat owner you know. Even if you don’t have a pet, please pass this to those who do.
Over the weekend, the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. The dogs loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog (Calypso) decided the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn’t acting lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Halfway through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly.

Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company’s web site,

This product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs and cats.

Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey’s, and they claim that “It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won’t eat it.”

*Snopes site gives the following information: http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp .asp>

It is sad that so many products can kill our pets.  You really have to be so careful.  This is one product that not many know about so lets share this with everyone and save a few dogs and cats.



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