Keep Change Away from Your Dogs — Newer Pennies Have Lethal Amounts of Zinc

Thank goodness pennies are no longer being made in Canada and are going to be out of circulation. The sad story below is one of the many reasons I’m glad that I’ll no longer be seeing pennies in my change, especially when it comes to the health of our dog.



This is a sad, tragic story, but it’s one you should know about: A penny minted after 1982 has enough zinc in it to kill your dog. That’s what happened to a West Highland White Terrier named Sierra, who died last month after eating a single penny.





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