Hidden Sources of Pet Toxins can Mean Trouble for Your Pets

From DVM 360 Magazine Veterinarians and clients should know the surprising places xylitol is found By Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS Surprise! Xylitol appears in products you’d never suspect. At Pet Poison Helpline (PPH), we’ve discovered that xylitol, a sweetener that causes hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis in dogs, is showing up in some very unexpected places…. Read More

ASPCA Tips for the Bitter Cold

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has some great tips for dealing with this bitter cold weather.  Most of them are just common sense but I have posted them here as reminders that animals have trouble in this weather also.  —Dr Trail Brrrr—it’s cold outside!  The following guidelines will help you… Read More

Dr. Trail Discusses Heat Stroke: A Summer Killer

It happens far too often. A patient comes to the hospital because they are unresponsive. The owners say the dog was only outside for a few hours, but in hot weather it only takes a short time for the animal to be affected. Heat Stroke is defined as an increase in core body temperature at… Read More