Tag Archives: pet poisons

Hemodialysis in Dogs: What You Need to Know

A dog receiving hemodialysis

World Kidney Day 2021 is March 11th, but kidney health is not just for humans. Keeping your pet’s kidneys healthy is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Dialysis, also called hemodialysis, is a well-known treatment for humans with failing kidneys. Dialysis does not correct kidney damage but provides the blood-filtering function normally provided

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The Top Winter Holiday Hazards for Pets in a Pandemic

A dog looks at two holiday cocktails on a table

In past holiday seasons, I have written about a variety of holiday-specific dangers: electric cords, candles, party fare, gift wrap and ribbon. I’ve also written about chocolate poisoning and toxic floral arrangements. Even though holiday activities will be scaled back this year, these pet dangers continue to pose a threat. My focus for today’s blogpost

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Poison Prevention Week 2020: What to Do to Protect your Pet

Two veterinary professionals examine a dog on an exam table

The third week of March is Poison Prevention Week. It’s held annually to raise awareness of poisonings with the hope that awareness will result in prevention. All family members, pets included are at risk for poisoning. This blog post will highlight some of the important facts you need to know about poisoning in pets and

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Poison Prevention Week 2018: 31 Admissions in 62 Days

A cat investigates a pile of cleaning supplies

Every morning at about 5 am, the Animal Medical Center’s overnight admissions list is distributed via email. The list is a fascinating snapshot of our emergency room. I have written about this list in a previous post highlighting AMC’s ER. Since March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week, I have used the overnight admissions list

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Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

A little girl with a puppy

The winter holidays should be a joyous time for people and pets alike. In the midst of your revelries and big family dinners, don’t let your home become a hazardous place for your dog or cat. Here are 10 tips on how to keep your pets safe this holiday season: 1. Fatty Foods Aren’t Good

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