Email received 9/2006: The following warning was sent to us:
My friend bought her dog a Hartz "H2O cong type" toy 2 days ago. She put peanut butter in the toy like other cong type toys she has used. This one had a plug to plug up one of the holes. Yesterday she came home from work
and found her dog Ozzie with his tongue completely stuck in the toy. She could not get his tongue out and he had to be put under anesthia to remove the toy. He still does not have use of his tongue and is in a lot of pain. His tongue is so swollen that he can't close his mouth. I asked her to write to Hartz right away
Booda Velvet Bimple Chews
Petsmart advertises as: Velvet Bimples
are the treats that meet both you and your dog's needs.
Stainless & odorless, the grooved surface maintains
good oral health through vigorous massaging of the gums.
No animal by-products, cornstarch based. Resists cracking
In Truth: They
don't digest and cause projectile vomiting and severe
diarrhea!They break up into sharp pieces and they look
like plastic, they are NOT digestible or edible, like
the package says they are! Warning, they are NOT good
for our babies.
Please fell free to cross post
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 15:06:54 -0000
From: "Kevin McHugh" mailto:email@example.com
Subject: Algae in Ponds Kills Dogs
I am posting this as a warning to all dog owners.
Do not run your dogs near stagnant ponds with Algae
Yesterday morning I lost my daughters Irish Setter to Toxic
Algae. It happened within an hour of an exercise run after which
I was careful to cool the dogs down.
Ena, a 1.5-year Red setter had jumped in a nearby pond, about
3 acres, to cool and drink after a short 10-minute
workout. My IRWS did the same but did not drink much.
I found her dead in a pool of green less puke than an hour later.
I researched the cause, tested the water and compared the Algae types to the research and found toxic algae to be the cause.
The weather here in St. Louis has been 95+ degrees with no wind
several weeks now. Perfect conditions for an Algae bloom in a
standing pond or small lake
Here are but a few links on the subject
Feel free to do several searches and cross post. I am gathering
and organizing more on this and will post as I can.