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Common Toxic Substances

There are many substances that are potentially toxic to pets, including some human foods or medications, as well as plants, cleaners and other chemicals. Common signs of toxicity poisoning are: drooling, trembling, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma and disorientation. Here are some commonly found toxic substances: Human medications, including pain killers, cold medicines, antidepressants, [...]

Common Toxic Substances

Snakebites

It’s a beautiful summer day in North Carolina and you have decided to take Spot on a hike. As you are hiking down the trail, Spot becomes interested in a small bush to the side of the trail. Just after putting his nose in the bush, he yelps. He is limping and within minutes, his [...]

Snakebites

Winter Pet Safety

Cold winter weather is part of life in the mountains and there are seasonal safety concerns regarding animals during the upcoming months. If possible, keep dogs and cats indoors during the coldest months. If they must stay outdoors, make sure their housing is warm, dry, and protected from the wind. Provide heated water bowls to [...]

Winter Pet Safety