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Old 10-29-2009, 03:50 PM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 116
Default What can poison your dog in the field...

My girlfriend is a vet and wrote this article for the company she works for (Pet Poison Helpline). Some good info on what you need to watch out for to keep your dog safe...

Pet Poison Helpline Offers Safety Tips for Hunting Dogs
Hunting season is upon us – tips to keep your dog safe
Minneapolis (October 5, 2009) – As you and your Labrador retriever, German shorthaired pointer, or Irish setter prepare for hunting season, it’s important to make sure that you’re keeping your dog out of harm’s way. Be aware of potential hazards to your hunting dog to help ensure a safe, enjoyable and bountiful hunt.

Toxin alert. Hunting dogs encounter risks that backyard pets don’t. Here are some toxins you should know about.

                      The best thing any hunter can do is to be educated about the common hazards or toxins which predominantly effect hunting dogs. When in doubt or if you think your pet has been poisoned, contact your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline immediately at 1-800-213-6680 with any questions or concerns.

                      About Pet Poison Helpline
                      Pet Poison Helpline is a service available 24 hours, seven days a week for pet owners, veterinarians and vet techs that require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet. Staff can provide treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals and exotic species. As the most cost-effective option for animal poison control care, Pet Poison Helpline’s fee of $35 per incident includes follow-up consultation for the duration of the poison case. Pet Poison Helpline is available in North America by calling 800-213-6680. Additional information can be found online at

                      Media Note: Representatives from Pet Poison Helpline are available to discuss fall hunting, fall toxins or other topics pertaining to pet health and safety.
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