Methylxanthines such as theophylline, caffeine, and theobromine, are naturally occurring alkaloids present in many plants that are used to make food and beverage products all over the world. As far as chocolate goes, the darker the chocolate, the higher the concentration. Learn how to treat methylxanthine exposures and what to look for if a patient is exposed to this substance.
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is used in many products such as gum, mints, candy, baked goods, and toothpaste, as a sweetener. The amount of xylitol in products varies widely and is changing all of the time. Learn where to look for xylitol in various products, and how to treat it if a pet is exposed.
Amphetamines are among the most commonly encountered substances at the Animal Poison Control Center. Whether the exposure is to prescription ADHD/ADD medications or to illicit amphetamines, patient presentation and management would be the same or similar. In this podcast, we will dissect the types of exposures we see at the ASPCA APCC and various treatment recommendations.
Many of us enjoy growing our own fruits and vegetables in the summer. Unfortunately, many of these plants can be harmful to pets.
In this podcast, we will be discussing the toxic plants that may be present in your garden.
Is it safe to use sunscreen on pets? Sunscreen season is right around the corner, and with it comes a variety of questions about pets and sunscreen applications. In this podcast we will discuss sunscreen exposures and what you need to be on the lookout for.
We can all appreciate the excitement and beauty of finally seeing the spring-blooming plants after a long winter. Unfortunately, many of these plants can be harmful to animals. In this podcast, we will be discussing toxic spring plants and what to be on the lookout for.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol®, non-aspirin pain reliever, APAP) is a synthetic non-opiate derivative of p-aminophenol. In today’s discussion we will review the toxicity of this specific human medication and the dangers it can pose to pets.
In this podcast, we will review ice melts, ethylene glycol, bread dough, moldy food, and liquid potpourri. Rodenticides are also very popular this time of year. We will review various winter hazards to pets, and different treatment options.
Now that the colder months are upon us, snow and ice are sure strike at some point as well. This means that many people will be using a variety of ice melt products to keep sidewalks and driveways safe. But are these safe for pets and what's the difference between solid and liquid ice melt exposures?