Category: Veterinarian blog

As the popularity of essential oils in human medicine rises, so has the essential oil poisoning cases in animal medicine. Fads in the human health industry often spill into the animal health industry and can occasionally lead to detrimental health injuries in our pets. Animals are both being willingly given essential oils by their owners…

Methanol poisoning is most commonly seen in pets due to ingestion of windshield washer fluid, however methanol can also be found in cleaning products, varnish, solvents, gasoline and model airplane fuel. Methanol is a colorless alcohol that has a slightly sweet odor. It is also referred to as “wood alcohol.” Clinical signs of methanol poisoning…

Most pet owners are unaware of the hazards of uncooked yeast dough when ingested by pets. When ingested by pets, uncooked yeast dough can rise and cause an obstructive foreign body in a pet’s gastrointestinal tract and can also lead to alcohol intoxication. If the dough contains yeast, there are additional potential dangers to the…

Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) is a commonly prescribed medication in veterinary medicine. It is used to treat urinary incontinence, primarily in older, spayed female dogs. Phenylpropanolamine is considered to be a safe medication at therapeutic doses however, poisoning may be seen at higher doses. Typically, mild clinical signs may be seen with ingested doses slightly above the…