Some dog owners have reported an problem that is causing suffering to their pets, worry for the owners and potentially the prospect of expensive vet bills.
The problem is that sometimes the postal workers can drop the elastic bands that keep their mail together on driveways and footpaths as they deliver the mail each day. Some dogs pick up these elastic bands and swallow them. Unfortunately this can cause the dogs – and their owners – some distress.
The Royal Mail has been informed, and in turn they have provided assurances that action will be taken to lessen the problem.
Nevertheless, it does no harm to inform all dog owners out there of the risks, and to be vigilant for elastic bands on driveways and footpaths.
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