Rat Poison and your dog?

Rodenticides ( = commercial rat poison products, made to be very palatable) cause a Coagulopathy, an inability for blood to clot. Appropriate blood clotting is an important self-regulating function in the body, and there are 2 separate pathways that are responsible for keeping the balance: 1) Platelets ( also called…

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What is SPIROCERCOSIS ?

This disease is caused by a potentially lethal parasitic worm, spirocerca lupi, which is carried by dung beetles that ingest the spirocerca eggs present in faecal matter. Dung beetles are naturally coprophagic ( = feeding on excrement) and, having ingested spirocerca eggs, the immature larvae hatch inside the dung beetle.…

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