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Albuterol toxicity in Pets: Where’s your inhaler?

Millions of people in the United States suffer from asthma.  Many of these people have inhalers to use during an attack.   These inhalers are composed of a small pressurized canister that contains a solution of asthma medicine fitted into a plastic casing that releases a precise dose of the medicine in an aerosol form.  The medicine contained in … Continue reading

Christmas Pet Safety Tips

No one wants to end up in our emergency room over the holidays!  Consider these risks to reduce the likelihood that we will need to see you! Holiday Ornaments: Consider any new decoration you put out! This is especially important with young dogs and cats who are typically more boisterous and curious, and also with … Continue reading

Handling a Pet Toxin or Poisoning Emergency

My pet just got into something he shouldn’t have. What should I do?   This could be the shortest blog post ever.  The answer: 1) Call your veterinarian or the nearest emergency veterinary hospital. 2) If #1 is not possible, call Poison Control.     ASPCA Animal Poison Control (888) 426-4435 Perhaps you’ve been through a … Continue reading

Antifreeze Toxicity

When the cold weather returns antifreeze becomes a more common danger to our pets.   Pet owners need to take precautions against the life threatening toxic effects this chemical can have on our pets.  Prevention is key as death can occur in as little as 12 hours after ingestion.  Early recognition of exposure and prompt veterinary … Continue reading