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When to Use Activated Charcoal

April 20, 2016

One question we get every day from veterinarians is whether or not to use activated charcoal when presented with a toxicity case.  Activated charcoal can be a very helpful treatment modality; however it does have some potentially serious adverse effects.   Learn when it's best to use activated charcoal, and when it could be potentially harmful to the pet.