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Warning: Recent poisoning incidents in SZ

FYI to Schwyzer pet owners: there have been two reports of poisoning incidents in the last weeks, one in Schindellegi and one in Gross.

From the 20minuten:

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zentrals...n-aus-24825551

And

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zentrals...story/18177061


If you find anything suspicious while out on your walks, please contact the police.

And of course, at any sign, or even suspicion or that little voice in the back of your head, get to the vet immediately.

Keep your doglets (and cats and wildlife) safe, folks.
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Old 08.05.2015, 11:57
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Re: Warning: Recent poisoning incidents in SZ

Who would do such a terrible thing? The best thing is to teach your dog not to eat anything randomly. All the dogs I had in the past and Ebby now were taught that and if she ever takes something in her mouth she drops it immediately at my command. You have to start teaching them at puppy age.
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The best thing is to teach your dog not to eat anything randomly. All the dogs I had in the past and Ebby now were taught that and if she ever takes something in her mouth she drops it immediately at my command. You have to start teaching them at puppy age.
So true. One of the critical 'life skills' our dogs must learn. Our trainer regularly has us do exercises where we work on this.

But even when our dogs are trained to ignore food on the floor we owners still need to keep vigilant.

Sad world, isn't it?


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Shaking my head in disbelief reading the comments section to the first article. How can anyone condone such a calculatedly brutal act? What sort of society have we become? Fortunately my faith in humanity is somewhat restored - the comments to the second articles all roundly condemn the crime.

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Shaking my head in disbelief reading the comments section to the first article. How can anyone condone such a calculatedly brutal act? What sort of society have we become? Fortunately my faith in humanity is somewhat restored - the comments to the second articles all roundly condemn the crime.
I personally don't consider 20min the high point of intellect, while it's entertaining and less often informative (this being an example) it's mostly rubbish IMO. People who post such crap in comments? Most likely bored and less intelligent. I know what you mean, meloncollie, but fortunately most people who post such things online would never say or do it in real life.

Although it is certainly a depressing tendency. My cats are indoors but this is definitely one more danger you cannot protect outdoor pets from. Sadly.
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Re: Warning: Recent poisoning incidents in SZ

A friend on another Forum in a far off country recommends that you make the dog swallow a raw egg immediately and then get him to the vet as fast as possible.

It worked with his dog.

It is horrible. Who in their right mind gets any pleasure out of watching a living creature suffer. People like that should be locked up for a long time.
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Re: Warning: Recent poisoning incidents in SZ

There are some really sick people about. There have been a couple of similar incidents near me in England recently. Sausages laced with slug pellets left alongside a footpath. Fortunately no dogs ate them
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Re: Warning: Recent poisoning incidents in SZ

And an FYI for folks in Basel:

http://www.bzbasel.ch/basel/basel-st...arks-129077671


There was also an incident two weeks ago in Schuetzenmattpark; one dog died, another taken ill.



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Re: Warning: Recent poisoning incidents in SZ

My dog is less likely to listen if i take her out on an empty stomach so i try to arrange it so i feed them before i take them out.

Not always possible in the mornings bcs she needs to go but i am more mindful if she has an empty stomach, just like humans, don't go shopping on an empty stomach.
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