Tag: food

Ingestion of uncooked dough containing yeast can cause serious conditions in our pets, including stomach bloat, signs of ethanol poisoning, and dangerous drops in blood sugar. With the uptick in baking during the Covid-19 pandemic, sourdough starters and other baking projects are increasingly common items found in our kitchens. While humans are unlikely to be…

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…

Pet Toxicology Experts Identify Top 10 Toxins Commonly Found in a Pantry When you think of your pantry, images of household staples, cooking supplies, snacks and other food items come to mind. In reality, what you may find is a pantry full of potential pet poisons. In honor of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26,…

Renee Schmid, DVM With the arrival of fall, we can look forward to seasonal goodies like caramel apples, pumpkin pie, apple cider and the beloved pumpkin spice latte. While we are able to enjoy these seasonal treats, the bad news is that our furry companions are not as fortunate, as most bring a risk for…

Julie Rodger, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline The fall sports season is well on its way. No matter what your sport of choice, games are to be found every day of the week. Maybe you take your pets to watch your child’s game or you have friends over for viewing parties. One thing…