Pet Toxins

GI Stasis

GI Stasis

It’s hard to believe that it’s already springtime! Eggs aren’t the only thing rabbits are good at hiding – they’re also quite adept at hiding a serious illness called GI stasis. GI stasis is an ailment where food isn’t moving properly through the gastrointestinal tract and is known as the silent killer.

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Can flea control be toxic?

Can flea control be toxic?

With all of the rain and the cold weather lately, keeping up with flea prevention for your pets may be the last thing on your mind. Using year-round flea control is definitely in your pet’s best interest, but did you know that some types can be life threatening to them?

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Mushroom Toxicity

Mushroom Toxicity

We’ve all heard the phrase “when it rains, it pours.” Well, now that the rainy season is upon us, that couldn’t be a truer statement if you discover that your pet has ingested a mushroom. Essentially, 99% of Mushrooms are harmless, but that 1% can prove to be quite deadly if left untreated.

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Pancreatitis.

Pancreatitis.

Pancreatitis is an ailment where the pancreas (an organ which aides in the digestion and absorption of key nutrients from food) becomes inflamed. Symptoms of pancreatitis can range from mild to severe.

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Leptospirosis disease

Leptospirosis disease

As beneficial as water is, when pets drink from a contaminated water supply, it can have some very dire consequences with Leptospirosis being one of them. Leptospirosis is a disease caused by a bacteria called Leptospira, and it’s mainly found in polluted water.

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Rat Poison

Rat Poison

Halloween brings out the spooky ghosts, zombies, and vampires, but one my favorite things, and surly not yours, are rodents such as rats and mice. They may be trying to stay warm and safe in your home, barn or shed – possibly making things into, well, a ‘rats nest’!

If you are a pet owner, this can be a tricky scenario to get rid of, and that is because so many unintended animals get a hold of rodenticides.

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