Pet Collars containing Pesticide withdrawn

EPA: Companies Agree to Stop Selling Pet Collars Containing Pesticide to Protect Children
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3/28/14: Propoxur Cancellation Order
3/14/14 Press Release: EPA, Sergeant’s Pet Care and Wellmark International Reach Agreement to Cancel Potentially Harmful Insecticide Products
Reduce Your Child’s Chances of Pesticide Poisoning, Protecting Pets from Fleas and Ticks
EPA’s Registration Review of Propoxur fleacollar

Under a voluntary agreement, Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, . . . → Read More: Pet Collars containing Pesticide withdrawn

2011 Top 10 Pet poisons

Keep these out of reach of dogs !
Pet Poison Helpline reported their Top 10 list of poisons for dogs:

Foods: chocolate, xylitol, and grapes/raisins.
Mouse and rat poison.
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for human (ibuprofen, naproxen etc).
Household cleaners.
Antidepressant drugs for humans (Prozac etc).
Cough & cold human drugs.
Amphetamines for humans (ADD/ADHD meds etc).
NSAIDs for dogs (Rimadyl, Deramaxx . . . → Read More: 2011 Top 10 Pet poisons

High Levels Of Flame Retardants Found In Pet Dogs

26 Apr 2011
Indiana University scientists have found chemical flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at concentrations five to 10 times higher than in humans, but lower than levels found in a previous study of cats. Continue reading High Levels Of Flame Retardants Found In Pet Dogs

Macadamia nut toxicosis

Macadamia nut toxicosis in dogs
Steven R. Hansen, DVM, MS, DABVT

Macadamia nuts are cultivated in the United States from Macadamia integrifolia and Macadamia tetraphylla trees commonly found in Hawaii. The commercially produced nuts are popular as party treats and as ingredients in cookies and candies. Each year, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) receives . . . → Read More: Macadamia nut toxicosis

Evamist Hormone Spray May Cause Illness in Pets
July 29, 2010
The Center for Veterinary Medicine would like pet owners to know that Evamist (estradiol transdermal spray), a topical hormone replacement product, sprayed on the forearm to reduce hot flashes in women during menopause, has the potential to cause health problems in pets exposed to the product on the owner’s skin. Continue reading Evamist Hormone Spray May Cause Illness in Pets

Vets Warn About Dangers Of Artificial Sweeteners

16 Jul 2010 The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is warning dog owners of the danger that the artificial sweetener, Xylitol, can pose to their pets. Xylitol is not considered harmful to humans, but if ingested by a dog the substance is dangerous because it triggers a sudden release of insulin which causes a dramatic drop in blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) and can lead to liver damage and an emergency pet care visit. Continue reading Vets Warn About Dangers Of Artificial Sweeteners

Top dog household toxins

1. NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen”Topping our list are the common household medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), which include common names such as ibuprofen (e.g., Advil and some types of Motrin) and naproxen (e.g., Aleve). While these medications are safe for people, even one or two pills can cause serious harm to a pet. Dogs, cats, birds and other small mammals including ferrets, gerbils, and hamsters may develop serious stomach and intestinal ulcers as well as kidney failure. Continue reading Top dog household toxins