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Owner banned for using herbal remedies on her dogs

Friday, 26th October 2012

A woman has been banned from keeping animals for three years after using herbal remedies to treat her injured canines rather than taking them to the vet.

Susan Lambert, 54, from Herefordshire, treated her two German Shepherds with homeopathic remedies after they were accidentally sprayed with sulphuric acid despite being advised to take the animals to a vet, Mail Online reported.

Three months after the incident both dogs had almost lost all of their hair, and ther animals were seized earlier this year.

Lambert was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to animals at Hereford Magistrates Court, and in addition to the ban received fines totalling £1,000.

The case highlights the importance of the proper care dogs require, including suitable dog food, grooming and the correct medicine. Owners are always advised to take their dog to a vet in the event of the animal being in pain or suffering an injury.