All council's across Wales have banned the use of Chinese style Sky Lanterns. Hopefully they will follow that by banning the public sale of Fireworks and limitting them to arranged displays only.
With so many accidents to Humans, Animals and damage to Property caused by fireworks every year, is it not time we petitioned our Governments to finally totally ban the public sale of fireworks and limit them to organised public displays only?
OR EVEN BETTER.. BAN FIREWORKS FULL STOP!
With the development of new technology and the use of Drones whose abilities are improving on an almost daily basis, could these be the future replacement for fireworks altogether?
They have already started to be used for public displays in China.
Watch the videos below, if they are able to produce such displays now, just think what they will be able to do in the time it takes for legislation to be made.,
Imagine what the displays will look like in 5 years time!
The pandemic has had a noticeable effect on the cost of pet ownership, both on purchase costs and insurance coverage. Make sure that you are fully aware of all the facts before you get a new pet or renew pet insurance on an existing one.
Has your Dog gone missing ?
DOGLOST spreads the word about missing Dogs.
It's so hard to say no to them when they sit at your knee looking up at you with their puppy dog eyes as you enjoy your sweet treats, fruit or your dinner. But we must be aware of what we give them, and say no when it comes to our everyday foods that can cause them real damage.
Many of the essential oils used in burners and diffusers can be extremely toxic for dogs.
Carol Johnson alerted everyone of the following:-
Saturday night I got home late and my dog didn't recognize me. Being a nanny I thought I woke him up and he was having a night terror. Sunday, he was still acting weird. I realized that I had been running my new diffuser and decided to turn it off. Sunday afternoon, he was feeling better.
Today at work, my dog sitter said that he wouldn't come out from under the bed. It was very odd as he is a happy dog. I came from work early and again, he was very confused about who I was. So I took him to emergency vet. It turns out that the tea tree oil I was using in the diffuser is toxic for dogs. Thankfully the test showed that his liver was ok but we weren't out of the woods yet. He was given fluids under his skin to get the toxins out. The vet and the poison control are saying that they see these cases often now that the popularity of essential oil is growing.
SEE BELOW FOR LIST OF DAMAGING ESSENTIAL OILS.
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Birch (Betula) Bitter Almond (Prunus dulcis) Boldo (Peumus boldus)
Calamus (Acorus calamus) Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) Cassia (Cassia fistula)
Chenopodium (Chenopodium album) Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) Garlic (Allium sativum)
Goosefoot (Chenopodium murale) Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)
Hyssop (Hyssopus sp. with the exception of Decumbens)
Juniper (Juniperus sp. with the exception of Juniper Berry)
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) Mustard (Brassica juncea) Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) Red or White Thyme Rue (Ruta graveolens)
Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus) Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) Savory (Satureja)
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) Terebinth (Pistacia palaestina)
Thuja (Thuja occidentalis) Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Leaving a car window open is not always enough, the interior of a car can still reach dangerous heat levels, use sun screens for the large front windshield and rear screen, and also small stick on blinds for the side windows.
We wear shoes or sandals when walking on the pavement or the road to stop our feet from burning, yet we seem to forget our dogs do not have this protection on summer walks.
Many homes have been fitted with artificial grass, but this holds heat far more than real grass, so be vigilant if your pets are in the garden.
When the hot weather strikes, we rush around trying to keep cool, wearing our summer clothes, covering our heads with hats and our bodies with sunscreen, carrying our water bottles so that we do not dehydrate.
It's so easy for us to forget that our pets cant carry their own drinks, or protect themselves from the heat of hot pavements, and they struggle to tell us it is too much for them.
Of course we are not going to let man's best friend drive us around, but do you fully understand the new laws regarding the transportion of animals in your own vehicles ?
Do you fully understand the Highway Law in relation to animals on the road ?
The risks and dangers and how to pass Horses on the highway ?
Credit to: Bonniedogsuk
A must see for those purchasing car harnesses!
The Dangers of Flea Collars.
Credit to: CBC Marketplace
Just like our children, our pets now also have to be totally secure in our cars, no longer can they be allowed to move around the vehicle and they too require a Dog Seat, a Dog Harness, or be transported in a secured travel crate.
Failure to do so can result in a £2500.00 fine and 9 points on your driving licence.
Credit to: Grahams Road Veterinary Clinic
Credit to: BRIGHT SIDE
Credit to: Gohan the Husky
Credit to: Cole and Marmalade
Credit to: Tempt
Credit to QUARTZ
Credit to: Kitten Lady
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