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Thick Green Lawns and Canine Malignant Lymphoma

By Dr. Karen Becker, DVM (Originally published on Healthy Pets / Mercola July 2012) This is the time of year when many dog owners get their pets outside to enjoy the sunshine and lush greenery. puppyongrassBut 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.

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