Beware Of Lawn Insecticides
by Mike Miller
My 3-year-old Aussie has never had any health problems. Recently we started a new lawn service and received a summer insecticide treatment on the lawn (Talstar). The service said the chemical had to dry before we could let the dog out (it is sprayed on as a liquid).
We kept the dog off the lawn the entire day, and it even rained that night. The next day my Aussie had a terrible seizure. Its been over a month with no reoccurring seizures and I believe the cause of the seizure was the lawn treatment.
There were no other known changes in his daily activities, diet or what he was exposed to. While I can't be 100% sure of this, it seems reasonable to assume the insecticide was the cause.