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Tristar Equine Voluntary Recall

Published on December 17, 2014 and categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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Tristar Equine Marketing, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of Gastrotec down to the consumer level. Gastrotec was previously marketed by Tristar as an OTC drug for use in horses, and contains a combination of Omeprazole and Misoprostol. This recall has been initiated due to information from the FDA that Gastrotec must have an approved …continue reading

Tales of Christmases Past

Published on December 17, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By: Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Happy Holidays from Pet Poison Helpline! This is a very busy time of year for us at Pet Poison Helpline.  Christmas Eve is notoriously our busiest day of the year and is swiftly approaching!  Reflecting on Christmases past in the call center there are certain …continue reading

Baxter Sodium Chloride Injection Recall

Published on December 15, 2014 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

Baxter International Inc. announced today it voluntarily initiated a recall in the United States of two lots of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP in 100 mL MINI-BAG PLUS Container to the hospital/user level. The recall is being initiated as a result of two complaints (one per lot) of particulate matter that was identified as a …continue reading

Checklist for the sometimes naughty trying to be nice!

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

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By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline The Holiday season is upon us and with that, I have started my annual decking the halls for our holiday festivities. Having a rather rambunctious puppy this year, and knowing that she will put anything and everything in her mouth for a quick …continue reading

Lakeland Animal Nutrition Horse Feed Recall

Published on December 4, 2014 and categorized under: Uncategorized

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Lakeland Animal Nutrition has been informed that certain horse feeds manufactured by the company in Lakeland, Florida and distributed within the state of Florida may contain monensin and lasalocid. Serious injury or death can occur in horses consuming feeds containing monensin and/or lasalocid. Three horses reported to have consumed the feed being recalled died and …continue reading

Wildlife and Exotics Poisoning Concerns

Published on December 4, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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Have you ever wondered about poisoning concerns for wildlife and exotics? In this post, we’ll dive into several toxins for five different wildlife species, waterfowl, reptiles, aquarium fish, raptors and fireflies. Waterfowl Heavy Metals Lead toxicosis has been reported in waterfowl after being exposed to lead shot. Zoologic waterfowl developed zinc toxicosis after ingestion of …continue reading

Cats and Christmas Trees

Published on December 1, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Catherine Angle, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Afraid your holiday cheer will wreak havoc on your feline friends?  You’re right, it might!  Christmas trees present a dangerous temptation to cats.  There are a couple of precautions that you should take to keep your favorite feline from spending your Christmas bonus on veterinary …continue reading

Dangers In Your Home To Your Rabbit

Published on November 26, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Candi Amundson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Rabbits are wonderful companion pets and are becoming more prevalent among households. Many bunnies are litter box trained and have access to the entire house. They are curious by nature and may find many items in your household to explore. These are a few …continue reading

Natura Pet Food Recall

Published on November 25, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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Natura Pet Products has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals. Pets can become ill if they lack vitamins for prolonged periods. Early signs of vitamin deficiency …continue reading

The Hidden Dangers of Flavored Medications

Published on November 18, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

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By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Giving your pet a medication may be a task that you find unenjoyable, and at times it may be a daunting task.  You may have heard the saying about the struggles of giving  your cat a pill; in fact, if you have a cat …continue reading

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