I read about this on another dog forum and in todays Daily Mail.A six year old Cockerpoo found the owners bin which had just been emptied so not yet cleaned and had blown over.It licked traces of food and within minutes it started to suffer fits and struggled to breathe.It had developed a potentially deadly toxic shock syndrome caused by mould which had begun growing on scraps of mouldy bread,also grows on cheese and pasta and wallnuts.The owners other dog also suffered and sadly had to be put to sleep,both had to be put into induced comas. Not only are these bins a danger to pets,but any animal scavenging as they pass by.
I had read something similar on local facebook group where a post had been shared. Assuming it is the same case as it involved two dogs having to be put into induced coma.
It is shocking and very sad.
Shows the importance of regular cleaning of the containers!
Most of our food waste goes on compost heap. Dad does not like idea of the food bins on a hygiene level so we have never used the one that council supplied! We are bad but it is the only recycling we do not do!
I just read your posts regarding that fatal incident. Really feel sorry for those dogs who need to be put down because of that. Sometimes we realize what we could have done in order to avoid that toxicity accident. That's will serve as a reminder for all of us to be extra careful when we have pets at home.
scallywag: Greetings from the Caribbean
Feb 27, 2018 10:27:37 GMT
caz2golden: Scallywag, you have gone away when it all is getting exciting here with all the snow forecasted for the next few days!
Feb 27, 2018 18:14:04 GMT
lotsofcats: Enjoy your time in the sun scallywag. Can we all come and visit you? I don't want snow.
Feb 27, 2018 19:33:31 GMT
scallywag: Good luck stay safe , jump on a plane if you wish Jenny
Feb 27, 2018 19:56:29 GMT
tonib: Just think what fun you're missing scallywag roasting in the sun when you could be playing in the snow with Beau, clearing snow from the drive etc. sitting in snow bound traffic jams ;P
Feb 27, 2018 22:28:57 GMT
scallywag: Ooo what a lovely thought ( playing in snow with Beau j he would love it BUT HES STILL ON BED REST
Feb 28, 2018 9:24:10 GMT
sodapop: Have a lovely holiday scallywag it’s freezing here!!
Feb 28, 2018 21:21:00 GMT
tonib: Not sure if getting another member to post her holiday snap on the forum is a devious way of scallywag avoiding upping her post count before her planned date Nice to see a lovely sunset in these snowy times though
Mar 1, 2018 17:55:48 GMT
scallywag: just returned to our room having been on a roasting spit all day , pheww so HOT but a lovely cold pool is a step away
Mar 1, 2018 20:48:44 GMT
caz2golden: Glad you are having a fantastic holiday scallywag. Though you are missing some fantastic snow
Mar 2, 2018 21:46:47 GMT
caz2golden: 1 Tonib 1 Scallywag
Mar 2, 2018 21:48:07 GMT
scallywag: Ok so y days left in this glorious sunshine sooooo pleased I am missing all that white stuff, only white stuff here is the surf rolling over the white beaches hope its not forecast for end of next week
Mar 3, 2018 10:30:41 GMT
lotsofcats: Do you want us to keep you some snow?
Mar 3, 2018 19:34:53 GMT
alfiemummy: Our snow is already pretty much gone!
Mar 4, 2018 0:25:45 GMT
jassycat1: What spectacular weather you are having! Watching it on TV.
Mar 4, 2018 8:07:45 GMT
scallywag: No thanks no snow required Jenny
Mar 4, 2018 18:15:12 GMT
caz2golden: Get Well Scallywag
Mar 17, 2018 10:42:59 GMT
cazypops: Hope your feeling better soon Scallywag, Hugs.
Mar 18, 2018 0:30:10 GMT
scallywag: Thank you both, on the turn now so will be back up to full speed in no time at all xx
Mar 19, 2018 7:49:44 GMT