As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, Autumn is the perfect time for long walks in the country or snuggling up on the sofa but the colder months also present certain dangers to pets which owners should be aware of. To help educate pet owners on these Autumnal dangers, TVM UK has produced an eye-catching poster for waiting rooms detailing the key items people should be aware of.
The poster provides information on common hazards including:
- Human cold and flu medication
- Rat poison
- Acorns and conkers
- Mouldy food
As well as focusing on these potential threats, the poster also reinforces the importance of “S.P.E.E.D” when dealing with poisoned pets:
- Stop the pet eating any more suspected poison
- Phone the vets
- Emergency appointment
- Evidence – bring labels/samples/vomit
- Don’t delay!
Will Peel, product manager at TVM UK explains: “While most pet owners are mindful of the danger that certain items can pose, we all know how difficult it can be to keep an eye on your pet at all times. This poster is intended as an easy way for vets to help reiterate how important it is to be aware of the items which can endanger their pets.”
To get your free poster, please email or contact your local TVM.