This year's mild winter has already attracted the furry caterpillars that we usually encounter on walks. only in the springtime. Hairy caterpillars, when in contact with skin, affect human and animal health. Caution is never superfluous!
This year's warm winter has been a great prerequisite for the massive development of prelate , both pine and oak
The increased presence of pine nuts in pine is usually seen in the springtime, especially in the Slovenian Littoral, but this year they were noticed earlier. Oak oak is preferred to attack older oaks, and pine forests can be encountered in pine forests. Track hair is very toxic. The nests are usually in the branches of the branches and on the trunk, reaching a size up to a smaller melon.
Symptoms in dog:
Contact with a toxic hairy caterpillar is very dangerous in many cases for a dog. Shortly after contact with the caterpillar, the dog starts drooling suddenly and intensely, refusing food, fever. Vomiting and (bloody) diarrhea are also typical symptoms. Within a few minutes of contact with the caterpillar, the swelling of the tongue may occur and, in the worst and most extreme cases, suffocation.
How to act?
The dog should be thoroughly rinsed with water and a mouth and a sponge as soon as possible. However, dogs may not allow this because of the accompanying pain and the burning sensation that contact with the poisonous caterpillar will cause them. In this case, a syringe (no needle) can be used to try to flush out the toxic substance in the canine sponge as much as possible. The dog is then immediately taken to a veterinarian, who will decide how to act based on the severity of the injury.
“There are years in the Vipava veterinary clinic dealt with approximately 20 cases where the dog came in contact with a dangerous caterpillar. “
“Attention, the overflow is already moving by train. Keep your puppies out of the reach of caterpillars (they may be fatal) and do not touch them yourself. “ warned on the social network in a warning to dog owners.
SOURCE: Dog my friend