Have you heard the one about sweet smelling cocoa bean garden mulch?
It’s not a joke.
It is a WARNING!
Some cocoa bean mulch can sicken dogs and cats and should be avoided in your pet friendly garden. If a neighbor is using it or you smell chocolate while walking your dog, stay clear of the mulch.
Many garden centers now sell cocoa bean hull mulch that has been treated. But untreated cocoa mulch can have the same effect on your pet as chocolate. To be safe, to keep your dog safe, avoid the chocolate smelling garden mulch.