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Bournemouth’s Dog Owners Asked To Remain Vigilant

Published on February 11, 2011 by   ·   No Comments
Bournemouth's dog owners are being asked to remain vigilant in the wake of a tragic death of a Jack Russell Terrier died hours after ingesting suspected poison on Southbourne beach. Dog owners in Bournemouth are being alerted to the dangers of walking their pets on a nature reserve after several dogs have displayed symptoms of poisoning. Local police believe potentially the deadly pellets have been put down on Talbot Heath in Bournemouth, in an illegal bid to deter foxes. But when eaten by dogs, can have dangerous consequences. Three dogs so far have needed veterinary treatment.

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Warning signs have been erected at the entrance to the heath and local residents are being warned to be vigilant. Speaking to the Bournemouth Echo, Paul Carter, 34, from South Kinson Drive, believes that only prompt medical treatment saved his border collie cross Badger.

He told the newspaper: “I was gardening at a property near Talbot Heath when Badger found pellets buried under a

Source: DogMagazine.net – the K9 Magazine blog

Bournemouth’s Dog Owners Asked To Remain Vigilant

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