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NSAIDs and Pain Management

Non-Steroidal Antiinflammatories (NSAIDs) are commonly used to treat inflammation, pain and fever. NSAIDs like Ibuprofen and Naproxen (Aleve) that are used in humans are actually toxic to dogs and cats. ¬†Ingestion of these drugs can lead to gastrointestinal ulcers and kidney failure. ¬†¬† NSAIDs are absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract and are highly protein bound. […]

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HELP! My dog just ate CHOCOLATE!!

Chocolate Toxicity – My Dog / Cat ate Chocolate! As much as most dogs, and maybe some cats, would like to disagree no amount of chocolate is safe for them to eat. Chocolate, among other ingredients, contains caffeine and theobromine (aka methylxanthines). Caffeine is absorbed rapidly in about 30- 60 minutes. Theobromine is absorbed much […]

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Rodenticide toxicity

Rodenticides are a commonly used pesticide in and around households to control rodent infestations. The problem with these products is that they are an appealing treat to cats and dogs that can be fatal. They typically come in a pellet or block form of varying sizes and usually have some kind of coloring to them […]

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