Be a responsible dog owner
1080 is designed to kill pests in our forest, but it can kill dogs if they are allowed in poisoned areas.
These signs are for you and your dogs’ protection. Be a responsible dog owner and stay out of areas where you see these signs.
If you must enter the area keep your dog on a leash and keep them well fed and hydrated. Stay clear of any dead carcasses and at no time should you let your dog roam free.
Prevention against poisoning is always better than trying to treat a dog that has been poisoned.
Keep your dog safe
Treatment is possible
If your dog can be taken to the nearest vet - treatment is possible. Don't think that because they've been exposed to 1080 there's no option. Time is of the essence. Call ahead and tell them it's 1080. Take note of where your nearest vet clinic is and keep the number easily accessible.
Know the signs of 1080 exposure
Source: New Zealand Veterinarian Association, VetScript, December 2019, page 42 - 44
Source: National Pest Control Agencies www.npca.org.nz
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These signs are for your protection
Heed warning signs - if they are up, no matter how long, it means your dog is still vulnerable
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