Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Article by Dr. Mary Fuller, DVM | Featured on Vetstreet.com

It should be the epitome of pure joy: a dog leaping off the dock and splashing into a lake on a sweltering summer day. But for some dog owners, . . . → Read More: Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Marijuana Poisoning in Pets

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

Sadly, marijuana poisoning in animals seems to be keeping pace with the increased use of the drug by humans. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) 24-hour emergency hotline recorded 208 marijuana-related calls in 2008, or about four calls a week. Ten years later in 2018 there were . . . → Read More: Marijuana Poisoning in Pets

Common Household Hazards for Pets

Common Household Hazards for Pets

Article Featured on AVMA

Every home contains a variety of everyday items and substances that can be dangerous or even fatal if ingested by dogs and cats. You can protect your pet’s health by becoming aware of the most common health hazards found in many pet-owning households.

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CDC Warns of Spike in Cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer, Elk and Moose

By Kendall Curley | Article Featured on PetMD

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been monitoring a spike in the number of documented cases of a rare disease found in deer, moose and elk.

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Are Christmas Trees Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Are Christmas Trees Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Article by Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM | Found on The Spruce

Many people are aware that certain holiday plants, such as Mistletoe and Holly, are poisonous to pets, but what about the most common holiday “plant,” the Christmas tree? We worry about pets tipping the tree . . . → Read More: Are Christmas Trees Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

What Foods Are Toxic for Dogs

What Foods Are Toxic for Dogs

Found on Canine Journal

There are certain foods that you should not feed your dog under any occasion. While individual cases will vary based on breed, weight, and other factors — in general this list of foods dogs can’t eat applies to all dogs and should be carefully . . . → Read More: What Foods Are Toxic for Dogs

Popular Xylitol Products that can Poison Your Dog

Popular Xylitol Products that can Poison Your Dog

Article By Dr. Nancy Kay | Found on PetHealthNetwork

For some folks, the start of a new year is a catalyst to lose weight and this may mean switching from plain old sugar to lower calorie sweeteners. Xylitol is one such sugar substitute that is safe . . . → Read More: Popular Xylitol Products that can Poison Your Dog

No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Article Featured on ASPCA

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1.

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Feed Additives Killing Horses

Feed Additives Killing Horses

By Dr. Jennifer Coates

Have you heard about the horses dying at Masterpiece Equestrian Center in Florida? As I write, four horses are dead, and it will take nothing short of a miracle for any of the other 18 to survive. Such a tragedy, and it’s all due to a . . . → Read More: Feed Additives Killing Horses