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The Purina Animal Nutrition LLC feed plant in Portland, Ore., has initiated a limited recall of certain poultry feeds due to the potential for lower-than-expected vitamin and trace mineral levels. The products were distributed to retailers in Oregon and Washington. Inadequate vitamin and trace mineral levels can result in health problems, including mortality, in poultry. …continue reading
By Tammy Dee Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Separation anxiety has become a widely recognized condition in veterinary medicine. The condition is psychological in nature in which the pet develops excessive anxiety, or distress upon separation from its home, belongings, or people to which it has developed an emotional attachment. The anxiety disorder …continue reading
The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, NY, is recalling its 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of “Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or …continue reading
By: Darlene Hanenburg Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline With spring’s arrival, pet owners are starting their monthly rituals for controlling fleas and ticks, which typically involve application of a topical solution, or “spot-on” product. At Pet Poison Helpline, spring also brings an increase in calls about topical flea and tick spot-ons. Concerns range …continue reading
Published on April 2, 2014 and categorized under: Blog
By: Pamela Huyck Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Many of our callers are referred to us by their regular veterinarians and do not understand why their regular vets cannot answer their question(s). Toxicology is a specialized field and there is a very long list of things dogs (and occasionally cats) have been known …continue reading
By Jessica Gregory Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline As a child I always remember the fun of hunting down Easter eggs and baskets on Easter morning. My basket was always in an area almost impossible for pets to find, mostly due to the cat. She was fascinated with the plastic grass in the …continue reading
As a recent pet owner was gearing up for his exciting weekend with friends playing paintball, he purchased a pack of 500 paintballs. He left the paintballs sitting out and left for work. When he returned home he found that his dog ingested all 500 of the paintballs! The dog had already vomited some of …continue reading
National Poison Prevention Week is March 16 – 22, 2014, and while much of the focus is on educating parents of small children, Pet Poison Helpline says to remember that pets can be just as vulnerable! Dogs and cats have insatiable curiosity and tend to get into trouble investigating new things by licking or tasting …continue reading
By: Jo Marshall Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline After reading a recent news article about a puppy that died after ingesting the liquid from his owner’s e-cigarette, I decided it was time to gather some useful information on this exposure for our pet-owning friends. What is an e-cigarette? Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices …continue reading
By: Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline While spring is coming soon (hopefully!), it is still cold and flu season! This is a friendly reminder to keep your cold and flu medications out of your pet’s reach. Some combination medications can be especially dangerous since one tablet can contain multiple active ingredients. …continue reading
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