First aid animal poisoning

GOAL: Prevention of further absorption of poison

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EMERGENCY TREATMENT OF INTOXICATION

Protecting your pet in an emergency


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GOAL: Prevention of further absorption of poison

- After administering first aid go immediately to your veterinarian in all cases
- Let someone warn the veterinarian immediately that you are coming after administering first aid

A. Induce vomiting if the poison was internally absorbed:

a. ingestion of the poison occurred less than 3 hours before presentation
b. the animal has a normal gag reflex and is not convulsing or very depressed (danger of choking)
N.B.: If the product ingested was a petroleum distillate, strong acid or base then do NOT induce vomiting but go immediately to your veterinarian!

How to induce vomiting:
a. CATS: a dose of IPACAC syrup 6,6 ml/kg is recommended
b. DOGS: a 20% solution of common salt with water should be administered according to the size of the dog (50ml to 500ml)
c. CATS & DOGS: after vomiting administer activated charcoal slurry (10ml/kg of 1gr of activated charcoal/5ml of water)

N.B.: Take care to have a first aid kit for your animals at hand at all times!

- IPACAC syrup can be obtained at the pharmacy
- activated charcoal (carv‹o activado) can be obtained at the pharmacy
- plastic bottles with a spout or hole in the cap can be useful for the oral
administering of liquids

B. Remove the poison from the skin and hair coat if the poison
was cutaneously absorbed (through the skin)

How to remove the poison:
Remove the flea collar if that is the (suspected) toxic source.
Wash the animal in warm, soapy water, rinse and repeat that one time.
Shower it with warm water for 10 minutes afterwards.

Portuguese


TRATAMENTO DE EMERGÊNCIA DAS INTOXICAÇÕES

OBJECTIVO: Evitar ulterior absorção do veneno

Seja como for, após se terem prestado os primeiros socorros ao
animal, levá-lo imediatamente ao veterinário, avisando este
entretanto.
A. Provocar o vómito no caso de ingestão de veneno, se:

* o veneno foi ingerido menos de três horas antes da apresentação;
* o animal reage normalmente quando se lhe introduz um dedo na garganta, não tem convulsões, nem está muito deprimido (perigo de sufocamento)

NOTA: Se o animal tiver ingerido algum derivado do petróleo, ácido ou base forte, NÃO o faça vomitar, leve-o imediatamente ao veterinário!

Como fazer vomitar:

* um gato: administrar-lhe uma dose de xarope IPACAC; recomendando-se 6,6 ml/kg de peso.
* um cão: administrar-lhe uma solucão salina a 20%, em quantidade adequada ao seu tamanho (de 50ml a 500ml).
* um ou o outro: após o animal ter vomitado, administrar-lhe uma suspensão de carvão activo (10ml/kg, ou seja, 1g por cada 5ml de água).

NOTA: Tenha sempre à mão um estojo de primeiros socorros a animais!

* O xarope IPACAC compra-se nas farmacias;
* O carvão activado compra-se nas farmacias;
* Garrafas de plástico com bico ou buraco na tampa servem para se administrar líquidos.

B. Remover o veneno da pele e do pêlo do animal, se o tiver absorvido através deles.

Como remover o veneno:

* Tirar o colar anti-pulgas, caso se suspeite que tenha sido este a causa do envenenamento.
* Lavar o animal com água ensaboada morna e a seguir com água morna. Repetir a lavagem.
* Dar ao animal um duche de água morna por dez minutos.



For more info go to CARE AND TREATMENT

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Killed by poison, after immense suffering

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ASPCA ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER
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Domestic animals are deliberately poisoned in Portugal everyday. They are killed with poisoned food left around by people who consider them - mostly dogs - a nuisance for whatever reason.

Fingers are pointed at neighbours, hunters, poachers, owners of residential areas and golf courses and municipal officials.

The poisoning is often excused as a necessary operation to dispose of stray dogs and cats. These are considered a major problem, as sterilization of pets is not yet common in most households. Pets are often rejected when they become ill or when the owners are dissatisfied with them in any way.

Many, too many, owners of hunting dogs abandon them when they are no longer useful. It is well known in the Algarve that animal poisoning increases just before the hunting season starts and continues throughout. Empty poison bags are found in fields, yet dogs and cats within private property also get poisoned.

It should be quite clear that poison and poisoned animals scattered in the fields are also a grave risk to children and protected animals such like birds of prey.

People who are spreading herbicides and pesticides liberally disregarding the information and warnings on the labels or ignoring the risks to animal and human health also kill domestic animals accidentally.

Deliberate poisoning is one of the most barbaric and cowardly crimes against animals and a source of immense anguish and grief to the people who love them.

Amazingly, even rampant poisoning is not recognized as an official problem! There are hardly, if any, reports made to the Guard or the Police.

Despite their anger and sorrow, the somewhat cynical and lax response from the owners of animals poisoned to death shows they mistrust or even fear the judicial system and that poisoning will long remain acceptable to their culture.

Brief, many people here seem to view poisoning as a 'fact of life'.

The victims would disagree if they only could have a say in it...

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ASPCA ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER


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http://antidotoportugal.no.sapo.pt/

Abutre-Preto (Aegypius monachus)
envenenado
em Idanha-a-Nova 8 de Novembro de 2003
Foto: Ricardo Brandão





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"All creatures on earth feel like we feel,
endeavor for happiness like we do.
They love, suffer and die like we do.
All beings in distress have equal rights for protection.
Not to cause our humble brothers pain is our commitment to the animals.
But to stop there is not enough.
We have a higher mission to serve them whenever they need us."
- St. Francis


BEING BOILED HURTS ! www.lobsterlib.com
In fact, PETA has consulted with many marine biologists about the most humane way to kill a lobster. While the experts couldn't seem to agree on which method is best, they do agree that there really is no humane way to kill these sensitive and unusual animals. Peta

"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, A PART OF ONE'S SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"
by ANATOLE FRANCE indigo.org/friends

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT VICES OF A LOW AND IGNOBLE PEOPLE Alexander von Humboldt

NON HUMAN ANIMALS... ARE NOT OURS TO EAT, WEAR, EXPERIMENT ON, OR USE FOR ENTERTAINMENT!!! Peta

KILLING ANIMALS HARDENS HUMANS HEARTS!
EATING ANIMALS HARDENS HUMANS ARTERIES
Ruth Gelhert - The Humane Crusade

ANIMALS IN LABORATORIES UNSEEN THEY SUFFER
UNHEARD THEY CRY IN AGONY THEY LINGER
IN LONELINESS THEY DIE - Unknown

If you have the opportunity, please adopt an abandoned animal.
Get a dog or cat from a shelter! It will become your loving companion.

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"Action Against Poisoning" OIPA Member League
International Organisation for Animal Protection
OIPA is an NGO Non Governmental Organization associated to the
UN Department of Public Information
international@oipa.org
www.oipa.org

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