You might have recently seen in the news and media how puppies and dogs are being poisoned. Some of these mishaps have been heartbreaking for pet owners and dog breeders in Brisbane, as it can be hard to care for a pet after they have been poisoned or baited.
Recently, on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, a dog near us had been poisoned. The poor owners were impeccably distraught and devastated and it brought tears to our eyes. How someone can do this to an animal is unfathomable. But, it’s happening more and more than you would dare to imagine each day.
The case with our neighbor’s dog goes a little like this. The dog was walking along the beach with its owners, not harming anyone. It was simply enjoying life, running around, and jumping into the water. The owners noticed at one moment that he was drinking from a bowl of water, located along the boundary line. They believe this water was contaminated or poisoned by a person or persons unknown.
While this is a devastating story, and we feel heartbroken for this family, it is also a good lesson for onlookers and puppy breeders in Brisbane. We should all learn how to better protect our dogs; especially out and about. Unfortunately, while we would all like to live in a perfect world, the sad reality is that unscrupulous, unthinking, heartless individuals with their minds set on hurting dogs will be successful if we aren’t careful.
The first step in keeping your pets safe is understanding when and why people poison dogs.
Mostly, they do it clandestinely, generally at night-time. They often throw poisoned food or bait across fences which can cause dogs to perish after they eat or drink it. Why they do it is nothing short of idiocy and a lack of respect for others.
We had an experience with our little Shih Tzu Maltese cross puppy called Bella. We found her in the morning frothing at the mouth, and she couldn’t walk or run very much. The vet suspected she had eaten or drunk something poisonous. He supplied all the medicines to ward off the poison and fortunately, it was only a mild case. Had it been worse, our little Bella wouldn’t be with us.
When we take our dogs for a walk, we now always make sure to keep them on a lead. As much as they love running around, this allows us to make sure we can keep a close eye on what they are doing. After all, if they find food or drink, they are likely to consume it, even if it is poisonous. If you’re a pet owner of a Brisbane dog breeder and your dog loves freedom, using an extendable lead allows you to survey the area so they can still run around.
In summary, the important thing here is that we protect and look after the pets that are dear to us. We, unfortunately, cannot control the actions of others, but we can control what we do to ensure our pets remain safe. Always make sure you’re on the lookout for others who may be behaving suspiciously. It will save your pet’s life.
About the Author
Shyne Cavalli is an accomplished writer, Dog Breeder, and Animal welfare advocate. Licence and breeding registration holders: BIN: BIN0002583563378 – NCPI: 9002252 – DBBC: D8819 – AA: 93740. She has introduced the “SHM” her brand of puppies and nurtured and cared for them since 2015. To learn more, visit her website at www.dogbreedersbrisbane.com.au and www.malteseshihtzucrosspuppies.com.au. Interested in joining a Dog Breeders Club? Go to: www.dbbc.com.au
Shyne Cavalli is an accomplished writer, Dog Breeder, and Animal welfare advocate. License and breeding registration holders: SUPPLY #: BIN0002583563378 – DBBC: D8819 – AA: 93740. She has introduced the “SHM” her brand of puppies and nurtured and cared for them since 2015. To learn more, visit her website at www.dogbreedersbrisbane.com.au. Interested in joining a Dog Breeders Club? Go to: www.dbbc.com.au