Category: Veterinarian Tips

By Lynn R. Hovda, RPH, DVM, MS, DACVIM Director of Veterinary Medicine Download the newsletter here It is the time of year when horses may become poisoned by seeds from boxelder trees. Boxelder trees, also called box elder or ash-leaved maples, are type of maple tree common throughout the Midwest, northeastern states and eastern Canada…

By Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Director, Veterinary Service & Sr. Veterinary Toxicologist  & Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology d-CON® is one of the most popular brands of rodenticide in the US. It’s so popular, pet owners may unwittingly refer to all rodenticides as “d-CON®”, similar to the way many of us…

Rebecca Dablow, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist Anaphylaxis is a sudden, often unexpected reaction of the immune system in response to an antigen.  This reaction can quickly become a medical emergency and it’s important to know the signs to watch for so you can respond appropriately, and ensure your pet receives the appropriate veterinary intervention….

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Heartworm disease has been a topic of discussion between veterinarians and dog owners around the country for decades. Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states, and is a very serious, progressive and potentially fatal disease. Heartgard, Trifexis, Tri-Heart, Revolution, Interceptor and other heartworm prevention products are specifically designed to protect…

Candi Amundson, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Spring has sprung and many of us are doing lots of spring cleaning which includes the garage or shed. Often times we will put products that are not safe to keep in the house out in the shed or garage where it is not as easily accessible. Here…