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DOG . . . GONE! (the case of the missing mutt)

Published on July 22, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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By Sharron Billings Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Many of us have felt that moment of panic that occurs when we discover our dog has disappeared without a trace.  That’s when we learn the hard way that just because he’s never wandered off before, it doesn’t mean he won’t do so today.  Many …continue reading

Baxter Initiates Voluntary Worldwide Recall Of Four Lots Of IV Solutions Due To The Presence Of Particulate Matter

Published on July 17, 2014 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

Baxter International Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling four lots of intravenous (IV) solutions to the hospital/user level. These products have been found to contain particulate matter identified as cellulosic fibers and/or plastics. Baxter received four complaints over a period of six months from customers whose visual inspection identified the appearance of visible particulate …continue reading

Five Pet Poisoning First Aid Misconceptions

Published on July 16, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

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By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Milk is an antidote that neutralizes all poisons. We hear this one everyday at Pet Poison Helpline.  “My pet ate poison, so I gave milk.  Is there anything else I need to do?”  Unfortunately there is nothing magical in milk that neutralizes medicines or other …continue reading

Keep Up That Heartworm Prevention!

Published on July 8, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian Here in Minnesota we are in the thick of heartworm “season!” We often joke that our State Bird should actually be the mosquito, considering how prevalent they are here in the spring and summer. Heartworm infection, however, is a serious disease and should not be taken lightly.  One of the most …continue reading

Cargill Conducts Voluntary Meatbird Feed Recall

Published on July 2, 2014 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of its Nutrena NatureWise meatbird feed due to excess levels of sodium. Sodium is an essential nutrient for poultry. However, excess levels of sodium in diets for meatbirds may result in pulmonary hypertension, increased mortality, reduced growth rate, increased water consumption, wet droppings, and wet litter. …continue reading

Welcome Home, Remi!

Published on July 2, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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By Jo Marshall Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline A few months ago, in my post Saying Goodbye, I wrote about the passing of our beloved Vizsla, Finn. I received so many wonderful and touching responses from the pet owning community and it was so healing for my family as we dealt with our …continue reading

Rodenticide Update: How EPA changes will affect veterinarians

Published on June 23, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

By Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Associate Director of Veterinary Service, Pet Poison Helpline New EPA mandates concerning rodenticides were released in 2011, which spurred the manufacturer of d-CON, the largest selling rodenticide in the US, into heated battle with the Agency. In short, this has left the current rodenticide market in flux and …continue reading

Vegetable Gardening and Pets

Published on June 23, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

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By Catherine Angle, DVM Staff Veterinarian Vegetable gardening is a wonderful opportunity to spend time outside with our pets and eat healthy.  However, it sometimes seems that our pets are deliberately trying to destroy our hard work by eating our plants and digging up the garden.  There are some products that are especially attractive to …continue reading

PGG/HSC Lamb Feed Voluntary Recall

Published on June 5, 2014 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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PGG/HSC Feed Company, LLC, announced today it has implemented a voluntary recall of 50-pound packages of its Champion Lamb Texturized B30 product due to higher than allowable copper levels. The product was manufactured in February 2014 and carries the UPC code UPC-748252483805 located in the bottom left corner of a white label attached to a …continue reading

D-CON to Replace Pellet Products with New Line of Bait Rodenticides in 2015

Published on June 5, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Products,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Breaking news! After over two years of ongoing debate between the EPA and the makers of d-CON mouse poison, the parties have reached an agreement. D-CON will comply with new EPA rodenticide standards and will switch to a different anticoagulant ingredient (diphacinone). The good news here is that this anticoagulant has a readily available antidote …continue reading

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