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New Danger Lurking in Peanut Butter

Surprise! Xylitol appears in products you’d never suspect. At Pet Poison Helpline (PPH), we’ve discovered that xylitol, a sweetener that causes hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis in dogs, is showing up in some very unexpected places. New products on the market such as nasal sprays, OTC sleep aids, multi­vitamins, prescription sedatives, antacids, stool softeners, smoking-cessation gums […]

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Puppy dies from acute nicotine poisoning after chewing up its owner’s E-CIGARETTE inn ENGLAND

Nicotine cartridges/filters can contain anywhere from 6-36 mg of nicotine–about the same amount as in a cigarette. The bottles of liquid used to recharge the cartridges (e-liquid, e-juice) contain up to 36 mg nicotine/mL and come in 10-30 mL bottles (30 mL was largest I was able to find), so can contain as much as […]

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Does this really happen you might wonder….

There was an article that came out about a month ago that has been picked up by major newspapers and websites across the nation. It deals with a Veterinarian that was keeping a few dogs for “experimentation” according to the article. That wasn’t necessarily true, but he was keeping them alive AFTER being paid to […]

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Food Recall – yes once again!

Pro-Pet LLC Recalls a Limited Number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination Contact Consumer: 1-888-765-4190 Media: 419-394-3374 800-780-0874 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 5, 2014 – Pro-Pet LLC, St. Marys, Ohio, has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods for possible Salmonella contamination. […]

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I’ve said it before.. but it’s worth repeating..Xylitol is DEADLY to Pets!!

VP Client Information Sheets By VIN Community Contributors   Authored by: Carlye Rose DVM, Dip. ABVP   Ladybug Graham, a Norwich terrier, died at the age of 5 months after ingesting sugarless gum with xylitol. She weighed 9.8 pounds. Only one wrapper was found. Her family created a website at www.ladybugslegacy.org to inform pet owners […]

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Good reason NOT to feed treats- try using carrots instead!

October 23, 2013 Nearly 600 U.S. pet deaths associated with Chinese jerky treats; cause is still elusive Australian research blames unknown toxin; FDA encourages veterinarians to submit reports, data and urine samples from suspected cases. In the wake of an Australian Veterinary Journal1 article outlining a study of dogs exposed to dried chicken treats produced […]

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New vehicle safety laws- dog harnesses

This is new from Dr. Jon of petplace.com: Summer is your dog’s favorite time for road trips! But is it safe to take your dog in the car without a safety restraint? Studies say no. We would never put our children in the car without a seatbelt. Why should our dogs be any different? I’ve […]

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New Human Tick-borne Virus Identified

Another day, another new infectious disease. In the midst of a record-breaking West Nile virus outbreak that has claimed 66 lives and infected almost 1,600 in 2012, we have a new threat from my least favorite external parasite, the tick. This newly discovered virus dubbed the “Heartland virus” is yet another reason to protect you […]

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Heartworm Disease in Dog

Sorry for the long absence but I have just been busy with life. I lost my sister recently and had other losses as well. Since I last posted in here I lost my beloved Annie Mouse on Nov. 26th, 2011. She lost her battle with a tumor on her leg that started as scar tissue […]

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Time marches on…

I have sad news to report-I had to put down my 15 yr old cat Crouton on May 16th. She was dying of kidney failure, a much to common affliction of older cats. If a cat older than 11 doesn’t die of old age, then cancer or kidney failure will get them in the end. […]

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