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Marijuana Exposures

In this episode, Jill Peisker sits down with APCC medical director Dr. Tina Wismer and discuss marijuana exposures.

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Cholecalciferol Rodenticides

Welcome to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center's veterinary podcast channel!

We're back from hiatus! In this episode, Jill Peisker sits down with APCC medical director Dr. Tina Wismer and discuss cholecalciferol rodenticides. For more information on this topic, visit our ASPCA Pro site and sign up for our monthly newsletter ToxInsider for regular updates in the world of animal toxicology.

Methylxanthine Toxicosis

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 Toxicity: Where it’s Found, and How to Treat an Exposure

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

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.  

Garden Pet Safety

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

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

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

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

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.