Pet Heath Advice
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E-Cig Kill a Puppy
A puppy in Cornwall has died after biting into an e-cigarette refill, Airedale Vets are warning pet owners to ensure these E-cigarette & the refills are kept out of reach of animals.
As far as we know this is the first time this has happened but it is very worrying when you consider how many people are now using e-cigarettes. Remember Nicotine is a poison and it acts very quickly and can be fatal, especially when large doses are involved. E-cigarettes and refills can easily contain sufficient quantities of nicotine to kill a small animal very quickly.
If you use e-cigarettes, we recommend storing all equipment safely out of reach of your pet( and children). If you suspect your pet has chewed or eaten an e-cigarette or any toxic substance then it is vital that you contact a vet for treatment as quickly as possible.
For more information and advice from vets on animal welfare issues visit the BVA website at www.bva.co.uk/news
First vaccinations for puppies ideally should be at six weeks old and kittens at eight weeks old or as soon as possible after this age. Please have a look at our offer page for more advice on vaccinations. Please spay your cat before its first season, i.e. before it is 21 weeks old (five months) & with female dogs, before the second season. All the main pet charities recommend this. Your pet can have serious health problems if you do not follow this simple advice. Blue Cross Neutering Grant. Blue Cross will contribute towards the cost of neutering carried out at Airedale Veterinary Group.This is for people with means tested benefits or the owner of a Bull breed or bull breed cross.For details please visit: https://www.bluecross.org.uk/neutering-grant
Dangerous Flea Product withdrawn
Recently we had an article on fleas. There have recently been a number of deaths in cats caused products containing permethrin. I strongly recommend that you do not put any product (flea collars, spot on treatments, powders) which contain permethrin on your cat. Even be careful if putting permethrin on your dog, if there is a chance he will come in contact with cats. Newer products are much safer & more effective. Also Bob Martin Flea collars for pets containing diazinon have voluntarily withdrawn from sale after concerns of illness in people who come into contact with pets wearing these collars. Johnsons also have a flea collar with diazinon. It is unfortunate that the safer, more effective products can not be advertised as they are classed as POM-V.