Poisons and Toxins

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Antifreeze Poisoning

Antifreeze ingestion can kill pets. With winter weather just around the corner, winterizing a car with new antifreeze will protect a car from a frozen radiator. Properly disposing of used antifreeze is environmentally responsible and will also prevent a potentially fatal poisoning to your pet. Antifreeze – ethylene glycol – in and of itself is [...]

Antifreeze Poisoning

Dietary Indiscretion & Toxins

The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family and be thankful for the things we treasure in life. Unfortunately, many of our holiday traditions can create unique dangers for our pets. During the holiday season, we see a marked increase in the number of patients who are suffering from some form [...]

Dietary Indiscretion & Toxins

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