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Zinc phosphide: a dangerous rat poison to humans and animals!

Published on April 27, 2012
Categorized under: Human Safety,Pet Safety Tips

Recently, the dangers of zinc phosphide, a poison used to kill gophers and moles, has hit the press. It’s important to realize that this poison is toxic to you and your pet! Here, a recent article on USNEWS about zinc phosphide. Pet Poison Helpline was instrumental in evaluating this common poisoning in veterinary medicine with …continue reading

Can Pets Make You Sick?

Published on July 29, 2011
Categorized under: Human Safety

By Justine A Lee, DVM, DACVECC Associate Director of Veterinary Services You love your pet, but you won’t love an illness your dog or cat transmits to you. Here is how to prevent 3 of the most common diseases pets can pass to humans. Cat Scratch Disease Those bared claws can potentially pass on the bacterium …continue reading