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Re: Our Cat.

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:13 pm

Just to show that I am not making up the poisoning issue:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/07/16/armou ... poisoning/
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Re: Our Cat.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:54 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:Just to show that I am not making up the poisoning issue:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/07/16/armou ... poisoning/


That article doesn't support what you said:

There is a widespread practice of putting down poison to kill dogs and cats that is especially practised in rural areas


As I said, some farmers will try and rid their crops of rats and that is who the poison is intended for. It's not intended for cats or dogs as that's counterproductive. My husband's dog also suffered from eating warfarin at the neighbour's farm in Scotland (it was confirmed, treated and was OK in the end). And as I also said and the article supports, the practice is diminishing in Cyprus.

Without a vet's diagnosis that cat in the article could just as well have died from a snake bite.
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Re: Our Cat.

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:22 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:Just to show that I am not making up the poisoning issue:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/07/16/armou ... poisoning/


That article doesn't support what you said:

There is a widespread practice of putting down poison to kill dogs and cats that is especially practised in rural areas


As I said, some farmers will try and rid their crops of rats and that is who the poison is intended for. It's not intended for cats or dogs as that's counterproductive. My husband's dog also suffered from eating warfarin at the neighbour's farm in Scotland (it was confirmed, treated and was OK in the end). And as I also said and the article supports, the practice is diminishing in Cyprus.

Without a vet's diagnosis that cat in the article could just as well have died from a snake bite.


I agree that I am not fully informed about the reason for this practice. On the other hand, I have heard frequent reports from cat and dog owners in Cyprus about their pets being poisoned whilst outside and I think it is only fair to warn the original poster about this. Undoubtedly, this is not an issue that is unique to Cyprus. Given that they say they have a sizeable peice of land, if they can afford it, I would suggest getting a cat-proof fence installed all around it for peace of mind. They could even consider adopting a few more cats from the shelters that are chock-a-block with cats awaiting adoption, if they were so minded.
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Re: Our Cat.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:58 pm

This video makes me laugh every time! :D


Just wondering ... are Cypriot cats afraid of cucumbers too?
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Re: Our Cat.

Postby Tim Drayton » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:20 am

How curious. I wish I were still in a position to put it to the test.
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Re: Our Cat.

Postby yialousa1971 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:46 am

kurupetos wrote:I don't like cats, dogs or any other kind of pets.


You don't like pets? No wounded your pet Goblin run away. :roll:
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Re: Our Cat.

Postby kurupetos » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:49 am

yialousa1971 wrote:
kurupetos wrote:I don't like cats, dogs or any other kind of pets.


You don't like pets? No wounded your pet Goblin run away. :roll:

Same thing happened with the koala... :mrgreen:
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