Category: Pet Safety Tips

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline Many flowering plants found in bouquets or grown as beautiful ornamentals may contain the word “Lily” in their name. You may even have heard that “Lilies” are toxic. When you consider all the shapes and sizes that “Lilies” come in, plus regional variations of names,…

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology  What comes to mind when you think of the following words? Summer berries. Vanilla Bean. Mango. Cheesecake. Almond. Chocolate. Blueberry. Luscious desserts and treats with which you can indulge yourself? Think again! These delectable sounding flavors are just a fraction of those currently available in e-liquids, the nicotine…

Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  What is Cuterebriasis? You are petting or grooming your pet and suddenly you discover a prominent lump (often in the head or neck area) that seems to be a recent occurrence. You part the hair to get a better look and you see a lump or pouch with what…

Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  Bees and wasps are two of the species in the insect order, Hymenoptera. These insects are important pollinators that help ensure the world food supply and the continuance of biodiversity. It is in our best interest to preserve them and treat them with respect. Pets, especially dogs as they…

Tonya Tenters, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  It may only be mid- January, but a lot of people start to plan their spring planting now. What is easy to forget is that we may have pets that either have access to the supplies or the planted area. It is important to understand what some of the…