Health Issues

Health Issues Related To Our Canine Best Friends

Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants List

Links concerning the effect of covid-19 on pets see: Covid-19: FAQs for Pet Owners

Xylitol Is Poisonous to Dogs
Xylitol is sugar-free sweetener in many chewing gums, candies, foods , oral rinses, toothpastes, and other household items.  Ingestion of xylitol may cause acute, life-threatening reactions in dogs (see Pet Poison Helpline )  If you suspect that your dog has ingested xylitol contact your veterinarian immediately or contact one of the Emergency Care facilities in your area.

Your Dog’s Health: Lyme Disease and Other Tick Borne Diseases. Don’t Take Them Lightly! Cornell University – Baker Institute for Animal Health See also Tick-borne Diseases in Dogs.

Sago Palm Poisonings on the rise
The Sago Palm, also known as “Cycad” has been a commom addition to outdoor landscaping in sunny climes, but in recent years, has also emerged as a trendy houseplant in northern states. The plant is highly toxic to cats and dogs. The Animal Poison Control Center reports that poisonings are up 200 percent since 2003, and 50 to 75 percent of those cases resulted in fatalities. To read more about this plant you can visit the ASPCA page about this plant. See also: Pet MD

Animal Poison Control
This ASPCA page has tips on poison proofing your home, a toxic and nontoxic plant database, a list of 17 common poisonous plants, and many other important safety articles. You can learn more about them at the following ASPCA page. Also, ASPCA List of Poisonous Plants

Cocoa Mulch Warning
Now that gardening season is approaching, dog owners should be aware that a commonly sold gardening product poses a serious health risk to our beloved pets. You can read more about it on our story about Cocoa Mulch

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