- Jul 12, 2011
I regret very much that you have experienced this difficulty. I favor the explanation that dog flea treatment could be responsible. European emission standards are so stringent. I know that Italy was late in switching to unleaded gasoline and is a frequent offender of EU standards, but still, it is down-wind from you. In the US, it is possible to view municipal water test reports. With some notable exceptions (e.g. Flint, Michigan), water from the tap is usually safer, with better test measurements than even well-known, name-brand bottled water. I think this must also be the case in Belgium. With tap water, and careful hand washings after petting the dog, I think you will succeed in the future. Thanks for the warning, and good luck.