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Chilliwack pet owners warned after dogs sickened from unknown substance

Chilliwack dog owners are being warned of a potentially toxic substance in several popular walking areas.
Chilliwack dog owners are being warned of a potentially toxic substance in several popular walking areas. Getty Images

Chilliwack pet owners are being warned after several dogs became ill from ingesting an unknown substance.

The BC SPCA says four dog owners reported incidents in the Rotary Trail, Peach Park/Peach Road, Vedder Park/Petawawa Road and Angler’s Boulevard area.

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“Some individuals have reported seeing dog food with an unknown powdered substance, but we have not been able to confirm this,” SPCA spokesperson Eileen Drever said.

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The dogs suffered excessive vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy, according to the SPCA.

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Anyone walking their dog in the areas is urged to keep them on a short leash, and be vigilant about suspicious substances on the ground.

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Anyone whose dog becomes ill should seek veterinary treatment immediately, Drever added.

SPCA officers are patrolling the area, and anyone with information is asked to call the BC SPA call centre at 1-855-622-7722 or Chilliwack RCMP.