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Ethylene Glycol Toxicity

Ethylene Glycol Toxicity What is Ethylene Glycol? Ethylene glycol is a toxic, odourless, and colourless organic liquid that is used in the manufacturing of several compounds and substances. Ethylene glycol may be found in several products such as, but not limited to: Antifreeze or radiator coolants Winshield de-icing agents Brake fluids

Fire Safety for Pets

Pet Fire Safety Winter is here! Whilst all of us gather around various sources of heating to warm our cold feet, hands and paws over the winter season, it is vital to take precautions to prevent accidents from happening around the house. Below is an important pet fire safety message from Bling and the team at Cahill's.


Tips to Help Keep Your Pet Happy During the Fireworks Season The Do's Provide a safe hiding space Secure all exit points (windows, doors, cat flaps etc) - have your pet microchipped so that they can be identified if they escape. Decrease visual exposure to the fireworks - keep your pets indoors, away from windows, and shut the curtains

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes! Bling here! Someone said it is nearly Guy Fawkes Day! I’m not sure what this means but I think I remember last year there were lots of scary loud noises and sometimes bright flashes in the sky. I was lucky I was safe in my bed at Cahill’s; it would have been v

Rat Bait Toxicity

Rat Bait (Rodenticide) Toxicity Why is rat bait toxic to pets? Rat bait (rodenticide) contains active ingredients from a family of anticoagulants (anti-clotting agents), such as warfarin, brodifacoum, coumarin, coumatetralyl, diphacinone etc. Anticoagulant rodenticides exerts their toxicity side effects by interfering with the body's clotting mechanism by rapidly depleting V

Safe Summer Swimming Spots

Which Areas are Safe for Your Dog to Swim In?   In the heat of the summer sunshine, it is imperative to check that the water quality at your dog’s favourite swimming spot is safe and healthy enough for them to have a dip in the water to cool off. The Horizons Regional Council produce
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Other Entries

  • Cholecalciferol (Possum Bait) Toxicity
  • Disaster Planning
  • Driveway Safety
  • Drug Safety: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Drug Safety: Steroidal Medications
  • Easter Hazards & Chocolate Toxicity
  • Ethylene Glycol Toxicity
  • Fire Safety for Pets
  • Fireworks
  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • Rat Bait Toxicity
  • Safe Summer Swimming Spots
  • Snail Bait Toxicity
  • Sunscreen for Pets
  • Supervising Interactions between Pets & Kids
  • Winter Pet Safety
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