The Guild of Shepherds & Collies

2 Toxin Concerns for Herding Breed Dogs

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The Toxin Concerns Unique to Herding Breeds that You Need to Know About

Exposure to various poisons and toxins is of concern to all dog fanciers. The top threats include both human and pet medications - usually accidental poisonings due to an overdose. Both of those threats are a major concern for owners of herding breeds, since our dogs are fast and inquisitive enough to find and snag any dropped pills, and often expert-level in opening medication bottles – especially if the medications are flavored. However, there are two classes of toxin exposure, which lead to poisonings, that are somewhat unique to herding breed dogs.

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