It was a sad weekend in Blogville, with the passing of Richie and with some news I received from a friend and coworker.
I wanted to share what my friend shared with me, because now that spring is nearly here, people will start to work in their gardens and may not know, or may forget, that this is poison to animals….
My friend lost her dog to this on Friday.
She and her husband kept the bait on what they believed was a high enough shelf. Unfortunately, they had a determined pup. He ate the entire box. They were at work…they didn’t know. The vet estimated that it most likely killed him within minutes.
The good news is that their other dog is a finicky eater, and only ate a tiny bit. She’s shown no symptoms, but has been treated and watched.
A dog can die from just a tiny portion of the granules and the liquid bait can stick on their paws…also deadly.
Please remember that your pups are naturally curious, and that we as humans are naturally distracted. Go look RIGHT NOW and make sure that any poisons you have are up high or locked up.
Better yet, don’t buy this stuff and stick with pet safe chemicals or no chemicals at all.
Keep your pets safe and happy and hug them all for me.