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Garden Pet Safety

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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. 

Sunscreen Safety for Pets

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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.  

Toxic Spring Plants to Pets

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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 and the Danger it Poses to Pets

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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.

The Dangers of Winter Hazards to Pets

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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.    

Ice Melts and Pet Safety

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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? 

Onion and Garlic Exposures

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In today’s discussion we will review garlic and onions, common symptoms when ingested by dogs or cats, and potential treatment options.

Common Household Toxins

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Inthis podcast, we review a variety of household toxic hazards, and therelative risk that many household products pose for causing an intoxication inpets.  

Skunk Encounters - A Smelly Dilemma

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An owner calls the office in need of advice.  The family dog was just sprayed by a skunk. What is to be done next?  Aside from the obvious and instantaneous change in body odor, for which clinical signs should the owner monitor the dog? What is the best way to eliminate the stench?  Are there any serious sequelae that may develop?  In today’s Tox Talks, we are going to answer these questions as we discuss the potential risks of skunk encounters. 

Mushroom Toxicosis in Dogs

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There are multiple types of mushrooms and toxicity varies significantly.   In this podcast, we focus on 4 types of mushrooms that are expected to cause signs within a few hours.