|WHATEVER METHOD IS USED TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM, ALWAYS REMEMBER TO MUZZEL YOUR DOG WHEN YOU GO FOR A WALK WHERE THERE ARE PINE TREES.|
We all love to walk in the pine forests. It would be sensible to put a muzzle on your dog for these walks. Your dog will soon get used to his muzzle and it offers protection from all kinds of hazards – especially the dangers of the processionary caterpillar.
Processionary caterpillars derive their name from the way they march in file. Coming down the pine tree they form a single file and walk behind their leader to their new territory, where they will stay underground during the summer.
Interestingly, if their leader loses its way, the file has been seen to walk endlessly nose to tail, in a circle.
Dogs and Cats will paw them and will be poisoned immediately. The pain will cause the pet to bring its paw to its mouth, and the result is gangrene. This is a highly dangerous situation and the pet can die within hours.
CALL YOUR VET AND TAKE STRAIGHT TO YOUR VET
Immediate action is called for. Explain what has happened and take your dog straight away. DO NO TOUCH YOUR PET ! Roll it in a towel and try to get someone to help you. Always be prepared for such an emergency.