Ticks And Drowning A Serious Threat

Dogs are also known to eat out of the garbage and get into the compost bin, ending up extremely sick with possible seizures! Tick paralysis from ticks and drowning in the backyard pool are a problem year-round.

“Administer monthly tick prevention treatments and check your pets regularly for ticks. Make sure your pool fence is not just child proof but also pet proof to prevent accidental drowning,” warns Dr Thomas.

Also the traditional Aussie backyard BBQ can be an unexpected danger with dogs eating cooked bones and foods they really shouldn’t.

“I recently had a case where a dog got a wooden meat skewer caught across the roof of its mouth!” she says. “The owners had a BBQ the day before and had no idea the chicken skewers left lying around by their guests would be a danger.”


For more information or media interviews:

Troy James, General Manager

Animal Referral Hospital

E. t.james@arhvets.com

W 02 9199 8983

M 0410 647 974


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