For the most part, pet safety is not a consideration in the manufacturing process of lawn and garden items such as fertilizer and weed control sprays. There are, however, some companies that produce pet safe products that can be used with no threat to your family pet. Alternatively, making home made pesticides, lawn care items and, weed killers is also an option for the green thumb in your family.
The same cautions that you use for your lawn care products should be exercised when choosing an insect repellant spray. Instead of purchasing a store bought bug spray, why not try one of these DIY recipes. They are easy to make and, safe to apply to your pooch. If you are going to make your own batch, please read through to the cautions at the end of the page.
I myself use a lemon/rosemary spray that I make in my own kitchen. It's as simple as slicing lemons into a bowl, adding rosemary sprigs and, pouring boiling water over everything. After the water cools I strain the mixture into spray bottles and keep one at my back door. The dog gets a couple squirts before heading out into the back yard and, I use it on myself as well. For an extra bug be gone kick, add a squirt of real Vanilla Extract. Smells nice too!
If you suspect that your pet has ingested a toxic plant of the indoor or outdoor variety, an immediate vet visit is in order.