Rainy Season and Poisonous Mushrooms
May 22
2016
Rainy Season and Poisonous Mushrooms

Rainy season is here. We've talked about the poisonous toads, now lets talk again about the poisonous mushrooms. Here are the 5 most common. Please if you see them in your yard remove them. Do a check in the yard before you let your furry loved ones out. If they do ingest them seek immediate veterinary help. If possible take the mushroom with you if they vomit it up or if there are more in the yard grab one so that your veterinarian can identify it. They can cause death!
Common signs to watch for: 

PROTECT YOUR PETS IN HURRICANE SEASON
May 13
2016
PROTECT YOUR PETS IN HURRICANE SEASON

It's almost that time of the year again.. We have been lucky for many years now, please don't let your guard down. Preparedness is the key to safety. Here's an article we found that will help you and your furry family member in the event of a storm. 

Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs
May 01
2016
Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs

Did you know that your chewing gum could be toxic to your dogs?  Many gums today contain artificial sweeteners to make them sugar free.  One of the most common types is a sugar alcohol called Xylitol.  Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs.  At the low end of the dose, Xylitol can cause severe hypoglycemia or low blood sugar which can lead to lethargy, vomiting and seizures.  At higher doses, Xylitol can lead to acute liver failure and unfortunately, death.   Generally Xylitol affects dogs more so than cats, and previously chewed gum is often safe.   

Dogs And Allergies
Apr 18
2016
Dogs And Allergies

Believe it or not, dogs can suffer from allergies as well as cause them–in fact, allergies are all too common among canines. They can’t be cured, but they can be treated, both with medication and by protecting your dog, as much as possible, from whatever’s making him sick. 

Bufo Toads
Apr 07
2016
Bufo Toads

BOLO...Be on the look out!!! The Bufo Toad also know as the marine toad, giant toad and cane toad. They are brownish to grayish-brown with a creamy yellow belly. They do not have any ridges or knobs on their head and have a deeply pitted parotoid glands on their side extending down their back. When confronted by a predator these glands are able to shoot a toxin for them in the form of a white venom. The secretions are highly toxic to dogs, cats and other animals. It can cause skin irritations of humans. Fortunately toad venom toxicity is rare in cats.  

Brachycephalic Dog Breeds
Apr 02
2016
Brachycephalic Dog Breeds

Flat-faced dogs, like Boxers, Bulldogs and Boston Terriers can be cute, but their short noses also cause breathing problems. These brachycephalic dog breeds can suffer from snoring and snorting. These may seem like harmless ailments, but these common issues of short nosed dogs mean the dog's airway is partially obstructed, and this can become worse over time if left untreated.