Dog Poisonings

Dog Poisonings are unfortunately an ongoing menace. Several poisoners have been arrested, but new ones seem to have replaced them. Other than keeping your dogs inside, ( they are also targeting them by day now), the only advice we have is as follows: DOG POISON FIRST AID — TIME IS ESSENTIAL

PERSONAL SAFETY :

1. Avoid contact with saliva, body fluids or other excretions.

2. Wear gloves.

3.Your dog is in distress and might show signs of “aggression”; be careful.

4. DO NOT put your fingers inside the mouth as your dog may bite.

IMMEDIATE TREATMENT :

1. Induce vomiting by forcing wet balls of soap powder down the dog’s throat.

2. Administer ACTIVATED CHARCOAL to slow absorption (available from a chemist /vet.)

3.Administer a LAXATIVE (available from your vet or most supermarkets).

4.Keep the animal warm with a LIGHT blanket.

5.Check the yard THOROUGHLY for more pieces of poison bait.

6.Get your pet to a vet immediately – many dogs die within 20 minutes.

AT THE VET :

The vet will administer a schedule drug (normally Atropine) to reverse the damage caused by the poison and will put your pet on a drip and keep it for a day or so for observation depending on the severity of the poisoning. ( Quoted from the Alberton Tame Times, with thanks ).

2017-09-17T20:24:12+00:00