Are You Your Pet's Best Friend?
One such case, which will hopefully be prevented from happening in the future, involved an elderly woman who gave her 'peeky' cat a paracetomol that nearly killed it. More alarming is that one Blue Cross vet had no choice but to put a pet rat to sleep after it was brought into the hospital so obese it could barely move. The owners admitted they regularly fed it curry as it seemed to like it. Feeding animal's take-aways such as curries, pizzas and Chinese food, not knowing that this may cause digestive problems and can lead to obesity, is a common problem. Animal's bodies are not meant to consume human food so giving your pet a 'treat' is actually doing more harm than good.
With 70 leaflets available throughout the UK covering all common pet and horse care problems such as 'safety around horses', 'caring for your puppy' 'the overweight cat' and 'A house for your hamster', The Blue Cross aims to get rid of the ignorance people have when it comes to pets and show owners how to love not smother their animals.
The leaflets are available through the website at: www.allaboutpets.org.uk
Or by writing to them at:
All About Pets
The Blue Cross