Δευτέρα, 1 Απριλίου 2013

Προσοχή στα κέρματα: τοξικά και επικίνδυνα για τους σκύλους αλλά και τους ανθρώπους!

Σχεδόν όλα τα σκυλιά έχουν μια εμμονή και τους αρέσει να μασουλάνε και να καταπίνουν διάφορα αντικείμενα, είτε πλαστικά, είτε υφασμάτινα, είτε ακόμα και μεταλλικά. Τα κέρματα όταν βρίσκονται εκτεθημένα, είναι ένας εύκολος στόχος για παιχνίδι, μασούλημα και τελικά κατάποση από τον σκύλο μας.

Τα περισσότερα "μικρά" κέρματα που φτιάχνονται τις τελευταίες δεκαετίες, είναι πιθανό να περιέχουν μέχρι και 95% ψευδάργυρο. Για παράδειγμα, τα νομίσματα του 1,2 και 5 λεπτών του ευρώ περιέχουν 20% ψευδάργυρο, ενώ τα αντίστοιχα του αμερικανικού δολλάριου, σχεδόν 95%!
Οταν κάποιος τα καταπιεί, μέσα στο στομάχι διαλύεται το εξωτερικό περίβλημα του χαλκού και εμφανίζεται ο εσωτερικός πυρήνας του κέρματος που περιέχει ψευδάργυρο. Αν ένας σκύλος φάει μερικά τέτοια νομίσματα μπορεί εύκολα να πάθει δηλητηρίαση από τον ψευδάργυρο καθώς είναι τελείως τοξικός για τον οργανισμό.

Τα συμπτώματα που εμφανίζει ο σκύλος αν έχει πάθει δηλητηρίαση από ψευδάργυρο είναι:
Ανορεξία, λήθαργος, ναυτία, εμμετός και διάρροια, άχρωμα ούλα και γλώσσα, πορτοκαλόχρωμα περιττώματα και σκούρα καφεκόκκινα ούρα.

Η τοξική δηλητηρίαση από ψευδάργυρο προκαλεί αναιμία και στο τελικό στάδιο, πολλαπλή οργανική ανεπάρκεια και θάνατο. 
Αμέσως μόλις διαπιστωθεί, το ζώο πρέπει να μεταφερθεί στον κτηνίατρο, να νοσηλευτεί και να του γίνει μετάγγιση αίματος.
Τον ίδιο σοβαρό κίνδυνο από τα κέρματα, διατρέχουν και τα παιδιά!

Παρακολουθείστε το βίντεο της σκυλίτσας Penny, που έφαγε νομίσματα και πήγε στο νοσοκομείο με τοξική δηλητηρίαση, ενημερωθείτε, και φροντίστε να κρατάτε φυλαγμένα όλα τα επικίνδυνα αντικείμενα από τους τετράποδους φίλους μας!



Many dogs have an affinity to metal or eating foreign objects, but pennies are especially dangerous. My dog (who's name is really Penny) ate 6 pennies and almost died because of the zinc it released into her body. She developed severe anemia, then required a 48 hour hospital stay and a blood transfusion. Small children are also at risk; coins are the most commonly ingested foreign object by children in the United States. Most people do not know about the signs and symptoms of zinc toxicity, which is incredibly dangerous since it is very possible to not know that your pet or child has consumed an object unless they develop symptoms. If left untreated, zinc toxicity can cause multiple organ failure.
I made this PSA to spread the word about the dangers of ingested pennies and zinc toxicity. It's only 2 minutes long. Please watch and share with the dog owners and parents in your lives. You could save a life.
- See more at: http://www.dogheirs.com/pennywednesday/posts/2983-the-dangers-of-ingested-pennies#sthash.ESHrkkxx.dpuf
Many dogs have an affinity to metal or eating foreign objects, but pennies are especially dangerous. My dog (who's name is really Penny) ate 6 pennies and almost died because of the zinc it released into her body. She developed severe anemia, then required a 48 hour hospital stay and a blood transfusion. Small children are also at risk; coins are the most commonly ingested foreign object by children in the United States. Most people do not know about the signs and symptoms of zinc toxicity, which is incredibly dangerous since it is very possible to not know that your pet or child has consumed an object unless they develop symptoms. If left untreated, zinc toxicity can cause multiple organ failure.
I made this PSA to spread the word about the dangers of ingested pennies and zinc toxicity. It's only 2 minutes long. Please watch and share with the dog owners and parents in your lives. You could save a life.
- See more at: http://www.dogheirs.com/pennywednesday/posts/2983-the-dangers-of-ingested-pennies#sthash.ESHrkkxx.dpuf
Many dogs have an affinity to metal or eating foreign objects, but pennies are especially dangerous. My dog (who's name is really Penny) ate 6 pennies and almost died because of the zinc it released into her body. She developed severe anemia, then required a 48 hour hospital stay and a blood transfusion. Small children are also at risk; coins are the most commonly ingested foreign object by children in the United States. Most people do not know about the signs and symptoms of zinc toxicity, which is incredibly dangerous since it is very possible to not know that your pet or child has consumed an object unless they develop symptoms. If left untreated, zinc toxicity can cause multiple organ failure.
I made this PSA to spread the word about the dangers of ingested pennies and zinc toxicity. It's only 2 minutes long. Please watch and share with the dog owners and parents in your lives. You could save a life.
- See more at: http://www.dogheirs.com/pennywednesday/posts/2983-the-dangers-of-ingested-pennies#sthash.ESHrkkxx.dpuf
Many dogs have an affinity to metal or eating foreign objects, but pennies are especially dangerous. My dog (who's name is really Penny) ate 6 pennies and almost died because of the zinc it released into her body. She developed severe anemia, then required a 48 hour hospital stay and a blood transfusion. Small children are also at risk; coins are the most commonly ingested foreign object by children in the United States. Most people do not know about the signs and symptoms of zinc toxicity, which is incredibly dangerous since it is very possible to not know that your pet or child has consumed an object unless they develop symptoms. If left untreated, zinc toxicity can cause multiple organ failure.
I made this PSA to spread the word about the dangers of ingested pennies and zinc toxicity. It's only 2 minutes long. Please watch and share with the dog owners and parents in your lives. You could save a life.
- See more at: http://www.dogheirs.com/pennywednesday/posts/2983-the-dangers-of-ingested-pennies#sthash.ESHrkkxx.dpuf

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