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There are many different medications for humans and animals to help manage epilepsy or seizures. One medication is potassium (or sodium) bromide. If your dog accidentally ingests too much of their own medication or another pet’s medication, it can result in bromide poisoning. When pets accidentally ingest any medication, the first thing a pet parent…

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 (also known as PPA) is a commonly prescribed veterinary medication, typically used in older spayed female dogs to treat urinary incontinence. If your vet has prescribed PPA for your pet, you can rest assured it is a safe medication when given at the indicated therapeutic dose. However, if your pet accidentally ingests an overdose…

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 DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist So you have decided to bring a dog into your home. Everyone in the family is excited and looking forward to the new family member. But….you have a cat. Will that work? Will your cat accept the dog? Will your new dog respect the cat? Consider, and then reconsider…