Do you know what to do if you think your dog or cat is get poisoned? With this 6 steps you can save your 4-legged friend’s life!
Our dogs tend to eat everything, anywhere at any time. They face with many harmful factors during the day. Especially puppies and young dogs use their senses to learn the environment. They see, smell and EAT. From shoes to the couch edges, toothpaste to medicines… They are able to chew or eat everything they want. And when you realize this, it may be too late to stop them.
Not only at home, but on the streets, they are also using their EATING senses. But don’t forget, we are not living in a pink world full of love.
Especially some dog haters’ acts take on more and more cruel forms. They prepare some special baits to harm or even kill your pet. Shattered glass, nails, razor blade enwrapped with some tasty meat or snail grain, rat poison or other toxic substances are made attractive to the dogs and cats with sausages, meatballs…
Usually, the toxic baits are located in public places and it is hardly a chance for you to protect your pet from poison baits, even your dog is leashed. At least dogs can be trained not to eat from the ground but if you have a cat which is an out-goer, it is even harder to protect them.
You may see abnormal symptoms in your dog, depending on the content of the toxic substance. The sooner you notice and talk with your veterinarian, the better the prognosis.
Note that poisonous agents can be taken not only by the ingestion but also by contact with the skin or by inhalation.
Remember that in the case of poisoning you are racing against time!
It should be noted that you need to ask for professional advice from a veterinarian or Poison Center. But you can do the following steps before you go to a veterinarian.
In the case of intoxication, do not wait until your pet shows some signs of toxication. Remember, the faster you go to your veterinarian, the more chances your pet has to be saved.
There is a narrow window of time to reduce the absorption of harmful substances from your pet’s body.
Here are some signs of illness that your dog show:
Most importantly, if you see some of these symptoms after toxic exposure, you should take your dog immediately to the veterinarian.
There are 8 Poison Control Centers in Germany you can contact 24 hours. Here are the phone numbers of them:
New year has arrived. There will be celebrations everywhere. Maybe you are planning a house party, or you will be outside with your friends celebrating the new year and share the joy. However, there is a bitter truth of this joyful evening; it creates stress on cats on dogs with all the fireworks and other explosives. (more…)
According to StiKoVet, only half of the dogs and 1/3 of cats in Germany have adequate vaccine protection. These rates should be at least 70% to prevent infectious diseases from becoming epidemic diseases. With this article, you will learn everything you need to know about your pet’s vaccination schedule.
Some pet parents think that having an obese or overweight pet is something to be proud of and even that is funny. Maybe even you are thinking that your beloved friend is a bit overweight, but if he looks happy and healthy, what else matters, right? However, the truth hurts. Did you know that obese pets die younger?
Don’t worry though, obesity is both preventable and curable and with the help of this article, you will learn how to prevent and treat obesity.