Bling's Blog - Pet Safety

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

Snail Bait Toxicity

Snail/Slug Bait Toxicity Why is snail/slug bait toxic to pets? Most snail/slug baits contain a toxic active ingredient, methaldehyde or methicarb, which is toxic to cats, dogs, several mammalian and avian species. Snail and slug bait may be purchased in liquid, dust, granular, or pelleted formulations. As the the bait is highly palatable and potentially addictive, this

Sunscreen for Pets

Sunscreen for Pets If your pets spend a lot of time in the sun, do ensure that they are protected from the harmful UV rays with pet-safe sunscreen. Pets with pre-existing skin conditions (e.g. Cushing's disease, discoid lupus), hairless breeds (e,g, Chinese Crested dogs; Sphinx cats), white-coated pets and pets with pink noses/ears/belly/groin are more at risk of ge

Supervising Interactions between Pets & Kids

Supervising Interactions between Pets and Children   Often, bites and scratches sustained by young children following an interaction with a pet dog or cat were "not seen to be coming" by parents. While we strongly recommend that all interactions between pets and children are to be supervised, it is also important to know what to watch out for, and intervene before an acci


Tips to Help Keep Your Pet Comfortable & Safe During a Thunderstorm   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 th

Winter Pet Safety

Winter Safety Tips Happy Winter Solstice! We hope you and your pets are safe, dry and warm at home. We would like to use this time to share some pet safety tips for the upcoming winter months. Click on each image to enlarge.
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  • Snail Bait Toxicity
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  • Supervising Interactions between Pets & Kids
  • Thunderstorms
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