Wild About Animals
New members come, and say Hello
Plant a seed and watch it grow
Old Members why not share your news
We have loads more for you to choose
Guests your welcome to have a look
but why not sign up and then get hooked!
To All its a pleasure to have you with us

Note: New Members are expected to post within one Month of joining, and post on a fairly regular basis.

Warning to Pet Owners

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Warning to Pet Owners

Post  whitestarling on Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:08 pm

WARNING FOR ALL PET OWNERS
With the snow and ice expected the roads are likely to be gritted. If your pet walks on gritted roads or paths then please make sure their paws are washed by dipping their feet in fresh warm water once at home. Every year hundreds of pets throughout the country become seriously ill and in some cases die because of the rock salt and antifreeze being used during the cold snap. Dogs and cats walk through the substances left by gritters trying to clear roads and car drivers defrosting their windscreens which they then lick off their paws and ingest. Consuming rock salt can cause dehydration, liver failure and pancreatitis while antifreeze contains the chemical ethylene glycol which can cause kidney failure and death when consumed. Please be vigilant and treat your pets to a foot bath after being outside
This information is from Wesport Veterinary Clinic on Facebook
WS

_________________
If I can make somebody smile, my day has been worthwhile
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Warning to Pet Owners

Post  littlewid on Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:16 pm

Thank you for the warning WS. I knew about the antifreeze but not the rock salt, which is a bit dumb of me Embarassed when Nero has walked in the snow and ice before he always gets clumps of snow, ice stuck between his paws and I always dry them off but from now on I will be giving them a little wash. I'm really grateful for the advice and I know Nero will be too Group Hug
littlewid-x-

_________________
LOVE ALL WILDLIFE
avatar
littlewid
Admin

Posts : 10464
Join date : 2009-12-28
Location : West Sussex

Back to top Go down

Re: Warning to Pet Owners

Post  Laikipia on Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:07 am

Thanks WS. Good advice and something I hadn't really considered.

Lai
avatar
Laikipia
Moderator

Posts : 16153
Join date : 2010-05-13
Age : 57
Location : Cheshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Warning to Pet Owners

Post  whitestarling on Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:45 am

We'd never heard of that advise before until Mrs S spotted it on FB yesterday. That's why I thought it was a good idea to put it on the Forum not everyone looks at FB

WS

_________________
If I can make somebody smile, my day has been worthwhile
avatar
whitestarling
Admin

Posts : 12826
Join date : 2009-12-26
Age : 72
Location : North Wales

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Warning to Pet Owners

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum