Pet Toxins

Are Ferns Toxic to Cats? A Leafy Green Investigation

If you love plants and cats, you’ll have wondered if ferns are safe for them. We’ll explore this conundrum and get a clear answer. Are ferns toxic to cats? Many pet owners like adding plants to their homes to make them look nice. But we need to make sure those plants won’t harm our pets.

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Pet Toxins

Are Candles With Essential Oils Safe For Dogs?

As devoted pet parents, we are always on the lookout for ways to enhance our furry friends’ well-being while creating a warm and inviting atmosphere at home.  When I do house call visits, most of the time the pet owners have a nice fragrant candle burning. Candles infused with essential oils have become very popular

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Pet Toxins

6 Important Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe During Easter

Chocolate bunnies wrapped in gold paper.  A beautiful bouquet of fresh lilies sitting on the window sill.  Honey-baked ham with delicious sides spread across the dining room table. These things are all part of the cherished tradition of the Easter holidays celebrated by households all over the country. However, amidst the festivities, certain items can

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Pet Toxins Urgent Care

Pet Emergencies – What You Need to Know

First let me say this: If you notice any abnormal signs or symptoms with your pet, call your family veterinarian or a veterinary emergency hospital right away. Now let’s get into it. I practiced at an emergency hospital for pets for almost ten years. It’s a hard job and it is even harder trying to

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Pet Toxins

Are Lilies Dangerous to Cats? (Vet Answers!)

I love the weather in the springtime. Sunny days, blooming trees, and fresh flowers like lilies that cats for some reason love to chomp on. Easter lilies, also known as Lilium longiflorum, are a very popular plant in the spring. Their fresh fragrance and soft petals can attract dogs and cats alike. However, they are

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Pet Toxins

My Dog Ate Chocolate – What Do I Do?

So your dog ate chocolate – now what do you do? You’ve come home to find Valentine’s Day or Halloween candy wrappers scattered everywhere, or your dog counter-surfed and grabbed a cup of cocoa powder meant for a batch of brownies.  I’m here to break it all down for you. I’ll explain why chocolate is

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