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    Blue-green algae poisoning: tips for pet owners on how to diagnose and treat

    By Jo Marshall, CVT and Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, Associate Director of Veterinary Services Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) are microscopic bacteria found in freshwater lakes, streams, ponds and brackish water ecosystems. They can produce toxins (such as microcystins and anatoxins) that affect people, livestock and pets that swim in and drink from…

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    Holiday Pet Poisoning Myths Debunked!

    Holiday festivities, decorations and rich foods can wreak havoc on undiscerning pets who love to taste test everything that appears new and interesting. While pet owners need to be made aware of the very real and dangerous threats to pets this time of year, the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline would also like to debunk…

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    Veterinarians Warn Pet Owners About Halloween Dangers

    Download a pdf version of this media release During the week of Halloween, calls to the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline increase by 12 percent, making it the call center’s busiest time of year. The helpline, which is a 24-hour service, assists pet owners, veterinarians and veterinary technicians who are treating potentially poisoned pets. “Each…

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    Safe Spring Cleaning That Won’t Put Your Pet at Risk

    When the weather warms and spring rolls in, people get the urge to declutter and deep clean their homes and garages. If you’re a pet owner, use the tips below from Pet Poison Helpline to make sure your pets stay safe and are kept away from toxic cleaning products. Strong acidic or alkaline cleaners pose…

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    Safety of Topical Flea and Tick Products

    With the start of flea and tick season approaching, pet owners are once again wondering about the safety of topical flea and tick products and many have contacted Pet Poison Helpline looking for answers. This comes on the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announcing results from their ongoing review of Spot-On products,…

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