Month: May 2014

By Jo Marshall Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline I took a call from a concerned puppy owner today regarding her Labrador puppy, Mya. The puppy had gone on a short field trip to visit the neighbors. As the owner approached the puppy, little Mya had her face buried deep a in a bucket…

By Pamela Huyck Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Many of the calls we receive here at Pet Poison Helpline are regarding accidental medication exposures that are easily preventable.  While dogs and cats may spit out their own pills they will still often eat human medications.  Dogs are especially prone to grabbing pills that…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting horse owners and veterinarians that two lots of compounded combination drug products containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril, used to treat the neurologic disease Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM), have been associated with adverse events in ten horses. The products were compounded by Wickliffe Pharmacy of Lexington, Ky. One lot…

By: Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian Everything can be categorized as either toxic or non-toxic. There is a famous saying in toxicology – the dose makes the poison.   There are many substances that are helpful or harmless in small amounts but can be toxic or even deadly in larger doses.  Water is a classic example…