Category: Human Safety

Renee Schmid, DVM, DABT Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline Click here to download the article. Coronavirus is a type of virus consisting of numerous strains that have been seen in animals including dogs, cats, cattle and chickens.  These strains can cause gastrointestinal or respiratory illness, including Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) in cats. …

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a warning on Friday, January 25th 2019 regarding a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella bacteria. Eleven people across Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming have been infected since October 2018, and one person needed to be hospitalized. Of those…

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…