It’s a disappointment to find Pete Wedderburn, a qualified vet, endorsing “Dog Rocks”. Here’s what he printed in the Telegraph:
Batesford is named after Alfred and John Bates who settled here in 1837 at a place where the river could be forded. The township was surveyed in 1854 and was originally named Hopeton after George Hope whose land it formed a part. A feature of Batesford is the bridge dating from 1859 which now forms part of the service road past the Dog Rocks Hotel (formerly the Derwent or Batesford Hotel). Both these structures are on the . The Post Office opened on 18 August 1856 and closed in 1949.
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96.9 the Dog Rocks! 200 E. Broadway Farmington, NM 87401
2 main areas of my yard before using Dog Rocks
Dog Rocks USA was kind enough to provide me with a sample of their product to try and review. Up front, let me tell you that I was skeptical that rocks could help me in my battle of the brown spots in my lawn. First, let me straighten a few things out:“… Dog Rocks do not break down or leech anything into the pet’s drinking water. Dog Rocks provide a stable matrix and a micro porous medium in which active components are able to act as a water purifying agent … Dog Rocks will help purify the water by removing some nitrates, ammonia and harmful trace elements … the difference between too much nitrate that will kill the grass and the amount of nitrate that will be good for the grass is very small.”Excess nitrates the cause of lawn burn; if these rocks don’t affect the amount of nitrogen your dog is producing, how can they prevent lawn burn? I’ll give you an excerpt straight from the website:Water impurities such as tin, ammonia and nitrates are usually passed out through your furry pal’s urine and these are the elements that burn your grass. Placing Dog Rocks® in his water bowl filters out these impurities. The grass is always greener with Dog Rocks®!Pet lovers know that dogs rock but did you know about Dog Rocks®, the natural way to prevent those nasty burn patches on your lawn? Your backyard is your summer haven. Invite the whole family over and enjoy without worrying about those ugly yellow grass stains.It is amusing that Wedderburn dismisses ketchup as a solution for lawn burns on the basis of a lack of evidence and then recommends dog rocks instead, via an . One might have thought that, given his science education, he would know that popularity isn’t evidence for efficacy. In his defence, he doesn’t explicitly claim that dog rocks work – he just says that the company does. Perhaps he simply assumed on good faith that a company claiming to have conducted laboratory tests on their product must be selling something legitimate – which is of course what we really ought to be able to assume, in an ideal world. Unfortunately, this world is not ideal.