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By Brynne Stumpe, 2015 DVM Candidate University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Extern, Pet Poison Helpline Toxins can be a serious problem in companion birds due to several factors including their size, efficient respiratory system, and curious nature. In addition, many owners may be unaware that certain substances can be toxic to their birds. …continue reading
By Jessica Driscoll Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Do you know where to go if your pet is having an emergency? Although pet owners hope to never have a pet emergency, it can be life-saving to have information handy on where to bring your pet during a crisis. Make sure you know where …continue reading
By Jessica Driscoll Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline We’re in the dog days of summer! With temperatures often reaching mid 70s to high 90’s we need to take special precautions with our pets. It is best to leave your pet at home during these warmer days as temperatures in cars can quickly rise, …continue reading
By Sharon 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
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
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
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’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
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
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
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