The Paws Off Act of 2021 Aims to Protect Dogs from Xylitol Poisoning

HR5261, known as the Paws Off Act of 2021, is making its way through the US House of Representatives. This act would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to declare that foods containing xylitol would be misbranded if the label does not warn of the toxic effects of xylitol on dogs. Xylitol is … Continue reading The Paws Off Act of 2021 Aims to Protect Dogs from Xylitol Poisoning

UC Davis to Deploy Mobile Veterinary Teams to Help Pets in Wildfires

The Sacramento Bee reports that the UC Davis California Veterinary Emergency Team Program will receive new state funding to deploy veterinary school professors and students to disasters like wildfires, and also train volunteer response teams around the state. UC Davis says that a major goal of the program is to increase emergency response capacity and … Continue reading UC Davis to Deploy Mobile Veterinary Teams to Help Pets in Wildfires

How to Protect Your Pets from Wildfire Smoke

The American Veterinary Medical Association has created a fact sheet for pet owners on the dangers of smoke from wildfires. Animals are as susceptible to poor air quality as people, especially if they suffer from respiratory or cardiovascular health problems. What are the signs of irritation from smoke inhalation in dogs, cats, and other animals?  … Continue reading How to Protect Your Pets from Wildfire Smoke