Veterinarians at the UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have compiled a list of the plants most responsible for pet owner calls to their veterinary hospital about possible plant poisoning. These plants can be toxic to all or some companion animal species. The level of toxicity can vary by how much of the plant--and which part … Continue reading The 12 Most Common Plants that are Toxic to Pets
The list of plants that are toxic to dogs, cats, and other pets can be quite long. The Poinsettia, a common Christmas season houseplant, has a reputation for being toxic to pets, especially cats. While another popular holiday houseplant—the Easter lily—is extremely dangerous to cats, does the Poinsettia have the same risks? The Pet Poison … Continue reading Are Poinsettias Toxic to Pets?
The American Veterinary Medical Association has been studying the growing trend of cannabis use for pet health, including the potential benefits and risks. They recently posted a statement about their perspective on this fast-evolving issue. Here’s a quick summary of what you should know before using cannabis products on your dogs, cats, and other pets. … Continue reading AVMA Looks at Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine
The ASPCA Pet Poison Helpline has seen an increase in calls from concerned pet owners since the COVID-19 crisis began. The issue? Many of us have questions about the safe use of cleaning and disinfecting products (such as bleach) around our pets. To help pet owners, the Helpline has posted a video on their YouTube … Continue reading Video: Cleaning and Disinfecting Safety Tips for Pet Owners
An important animal awareness holiday happens in March: Pet Poison Prevention Month. The ASPCA urges pet owners to be mindful of the following common pet poison hazards: Household cleaning products Pesticides (insect and rodent) Certain people foods Automotive products (like antifreeze) Medicines (human and pet, Rx and OTC) House and yard plants Certain flea and … Continue reading March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month