Beware the Biting, Stinging Insects of Summer

BY DR. TINA WISMER DVM, DABVT, DABT | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Summertime often means more time outside…and also more bees, wasps, hornets and other bugs that bite and sting and can make life miserable not just for us, but also our pets.

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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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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

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?

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

Bisphenol A in canned dog food may increase BPA concentrations in pets

Bisphenol A in Canned Dog Food May Increase BPA Concentrations in Pets

Article Featured on ScienceDaily

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely used industrial chemical found in many household items, including resins used to line metal storage containers, such as food cans. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that . . . → Read More: Bisphenol A in Canned Dog Food May Increase BPA Concentrations in Pets

Toxicology Brief

Toxicology Brief: Cholecalciferol Rodenticide Toxicosis

by Tammy Dee, CVT, Lynn Rolland Hovda, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Rodenticides containing cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) are emerging as a popular consumer choice for eliminating rats and mice resistant to anticoagulant rodenticides. Ingestion of cholecalciferol rodenticides by dogs and cats can result in death. Toxic ingestions of cholecalciferol result in . . . → Read More: Toxicology Brief