23 Jun 2022
How Artificial Grass in Toronto Protects Your Dog's Paws
Many pet owners are now switching to artificial grass in Toronto for the countless benefits it offers them and their fur babies. We all want comfort in knowing that our pets are safe, especially around our home, where they spend most of their days. One of the top reasons people are installing artificial grass for dogs is because they know the turf is free of pesticides and herbicides and can be cleaned easily. Take away stress in your life by choosing an artificial grass company you can trust. Echoing Green offers high-quality European turf that is realistic in both look and feel - providing safe grass to pets for years.
Continue reading to learn how artificial grass protects your dog's paws and what to do if your dog comes into contact with any chemicals.
Benefits of Installing Artificial Grass
We understand that you love your dog and want to make sure it’s safe and healthy. Installing artificial grass in Toronto is one of the best things to ensure your pet's safety. To maintain lawns, homeowners use chemicals to upkeep the grass. It can be hazardous when dogs come into contact with these pesticides and herbicides. In the summertime, when temperatures are scorching, humans are affected by the heat, and so are dogs. Your dogs' paws can quickly burn or hurt when walking on asphalt or concrete. When installing artificial grass in your front or backyard, you can count on a safe place for your dogs to play.
No More Burnt Paws
Dogs walking on hot surfaces such as asphalt or concrete can cause severe burns that are extremely painful for our furry friends. Dogs have sensitive paw pads that are vulnerable to the heat that can cause blisters or burns. To check if the pavement is too hot for your dog, you can check by holding your hand on the ground for 7 seconds, and if it is too hot to do so, it is too hot for your dog. Instead of worrying about this, you should consider installing artificial grass that your dog can walk on without caution. At Echoing Green, our artificial grass for dogs is equipped with UV protection that deflects heat, making it cooler to touch. In addition, the natural silica infill we use gives a cooling effect to the turf. Both elements bring down the temperature of the turf's surface, making it more safe and comfortable for dogs to walk on.
Why Should I Install Artificial Grass?
Pesticides and herbicides are very common for dogs to inhale or consume as they cover many grasses in public areas, residential areas, and even around the home. Pesticides are either produced naturally or scientifically, with chemical or natural substances. These properties are created to attract and kill unwanted predators or substances. Biocides are used to kill a variety of unwanted insects, plants, weeds, fungi, rodents, larvae, or bacteria. Since pesticides are so prevalent, it's important to watch your dog on walks or in public places. If a dog comes into contact with a small number of pesticides, such as a sniff or inhalation, it can get seriously sick. When a dog's paws' touch such chemicals, it also causes irritation that can be painful for them. If this occurs, it is crucial to take your dog to the veterinarian as soon as possible.
Though you cannot control what is sprayed on grasses in public, you can guarantee a chemical-free lawn by installing artificial grass for dogs in or around your home.
Ensure your dog's safety and call to schedule your artificial turf installation.