Category: Human Safety

Rebecca Dablow, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist¬† The benefits of having animals in our lives is great and the list long. However, for this blog post I would like to talk about one of the potentially serious drawbacks of co-existing with animals; zoonotic diseases are those which can be passed from animals to humans.¬† These…

Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist,¬†Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Did you know that a bite from your furry friend Felis domesticus (house cat), can have dire consequences? As a person who very recently spent 3 days hospitalized on IV antibiotics for a cat bite, I thought I would share a little public service warning. If your…

Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist In August of 2017, a woman in New Jersey was infested with thousands of ticks after shearing her sheep that was also infested. This tick was tested and found to be a tick that was new to the United States. The tick is the Haemaphysalis longicornis, also known as…

Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week is April 8-14th 2018. This is a week designed to say thank you and to show appreciation to all the animal control officers who are hard working and dedicated to helping pets and people in the community every day. There are times when…

Recently, the dangers of zinc phosphide, a poison used to kill gophers and moles, has hit the press. It’s important to realize that this poison is toxic to you and your pet! Here, a recent article on USNEWS about zinc phosphide. Pet Poison Helpline was instrumental in evaluating this common poisoning in veterinary medicine with…