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Poisons - How to behave

Taken over from  www.giftkoeder-radar.com by SaschaSchoppengerd

If you have a suspicion that your dog has eaten something poisonous, then you should waste no time and immediately go to the vet, because the sooner your dog may be shown for the treatment, the greater is the probability that the veterinarian can help your pet actually .
 
Often it is difficult to detect directly and on our own a poisoning therefore I have to take this opportunity once again put together a short guide for you.
 
How can I recognize a poisoning?
 
The dog pukes by a poisoning often much saliva.
 
Mild to severe tremors, general physical weakness and problems with circulation to unconsciousness are indicators of poisoning phenomenon.
 
Cramps in different body regions or paralysis.
 
Retching, vomiting and severe diarrhea in the later course.
 
Difficulty breathing through to respiratory distress and in some cases even breathing stop!
 
Blood in the vomit, stools or urine of dogs.
 
What should I do?
 
The safest course is always to call the veterinarian immediately, because a massive poisoning is often be fatal for the dog, so really, every second counts!
 
Very important: Always call vet too, even if you know that he has consultation and therefore he is there. Then he can prepare accordingly for your arrival and give you any additional instructions as an emergency measure! A list of the nearest vets and animal clinics in the area you can find of course in our iPhone App.
 
During transport to the vet you should if possible take a companion. This should take care while driving on the free breathing and a the storage of the dog!
 
If possible, you should take the vomit to the vet for analysis. If available, you can of course take also to the vet the remainder of all eaten substances by your dog such as tablets, house plants or poison bait.
 
What else can I do?
 
If it is about a deliberate poisoning which is by dispersed poison baits of course you have to warn other dog owners of this danger as soon as possible.
 
Therefore, please inform us immediately by using the apps for iPhone or Android Smartphone's or use simply the form on this website. Please check your message to us and provide as much information immediately about the poison bait itself and the place where it's localised, because that reduces processing time and therefore we can inform the other dog owners also faster about the locality.
 
Important in a message are:
 
Your name and your e-mail address for any inquiries by us.
 
The date on which you found the poison bait.
 
The exact locality consisting of code, city, street and if a detailed description of the position.
 
What have you found (poison, sausage with razor blades, dog food, etc.)?
 
Did you reported by the police? If yes, in which police department
 
The dog was treated by a veterinarian? If so, by whom?
 
If possible, you can contact us, and of course in addition to the report of the locality you can send a photo of the poison bait by e-Mail redaktion@giftkoeder-radar.com.
 
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