The Do’s And Don’ts Of Dog Poisoning

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Dog Poisoning

Akasia community watch groups are on high alert after several dogs were poisoned in recent days.

This week residents in Orchards and Amandasig reported on social media about their dogs being poisoned.

Sometimes dogs seem almost human. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to lose them. When it happens at the hand of some unknown, hurtful person, it’s even worse.

That’s exactly what took place in the community of Akasia. And this week, residents in Orchards and Doornpoort also reported incidents.

Here are a few things to be aware of if you come up against this heinous act:

  • DON’T bury or otherwise discard the body of your dog
    • Your vet will need it for forensic testing
    • The results could help provide evidence in court
    • With enough evidence, criminals can face a heavy sentence
  • DO arrange for someone to watch your pets while you’re away on holiday
  • DO look out for the most common early warning signs of poisoning
    • Vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive drooling or salivation, lethargy, loss of coordination, seizures or tremors, loss of consciousness, laboured breathing
  • DO get your dog to the vet for a thorough check-up

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