Mushroom Toxicity

Mushroom Toxicity

Remember the adage: “There are old mushroom hunters, there are bold mushroom hunters, but there are no old, bold mushroom hunters.” All wild growing mushrooms should be considered toxic until proven otherwise. Ideally samples of ingested mushrooms should be brought to...
Chocolate Toxicity

Chocolate Toxicity

Chocolate toxicity is one of the most common poisonings in dogs and is more common at holiday times. The compound responsible for toxicity is methylxanthine, found in chocolate, coffee, tea, and caffeinated sodas. Both theobromine (found in chocolate) and caffeine...
Antifreeze

Antifreeze

Antifreeze poisoning is a hazard not just from radiator fluid in your car, but can be found in brake fluids, deicers, condensers, heat exchange units, home solar units, some imported snow globes, portable basketball post-bases, and in winterized toilets in recreation...
Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is named for a town in Connecticut and caused by a tick borne spirochete, Borrelia burdorferi. In dogs, Lyme Disease does not begin to manifest for weeks to months after infection at which point signs of arthritis and sometimes fever is noticed. Unlike in...
Flea Control Products

Flea Control Products

Revolution® (selamectin) from Pfizer What we recommend for most CATS. This prescription drug is designed as a once-a-month heartworm preventive and flea preventive for dogs and cats as young as 6 weeks old.  It also kills adult fleas and can be used to treat sarcoptic...

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