March is National Pet Poison Prevention Month
Almost 60 years ago, in 1961, Congress designated the third week in March to be National Pet Poison Prevention Week. Over the years, it has expanded to the entire month of March. The goal is to make pet owners aware of the wide variety of poisons and toxic substances that pets can get into in our households and yards because awareness is the first step in preventing heartbreaking accidental poisoning.
Here at Pet Street, our most common pet poisoning emergencies include ingestion of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen, as well as antifreeze, rat poison, human cardiac and cold medications, and as of recently, marijuana. We also see pets poisoned as a result of flea and tick medications being used incorrectly.
Attention Dog Owners - The Potentially Deadly Risk of Lyme Disease
After witnessing the heartbreak of families facing the passing of their beloved dogs due to complications from undiagnosed Lyme disease, I thought it was time to shed some light on the subject.
Over the past 18 months, we have had 20 dogs die from renal failure associated with undiagnosed Lyme disease. Let’s step back for a minute and go over exactly what Lyme disease is and discuss the prevalence in this area.
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