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Cholecalciferol (Possum Bait) Toxicity

Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) Toxicity What is cholecalciferol, and why could it be toxic to pets? Cholecalciferol is actually the scientific name for Vitamin D3. Vitamin D is needed by your pet's body to help regulate calcium and phosphorous for healthy bones, muscles and nerves. However, an excessive amount of Vitamin D3 can lead to serious health issues and/or poisoning by

COVID-19 Lockdown: Keep Your Pets Safe

COVID-19 Lockdown: Keep Your Pets Safe   Veterinary services nationwide are currently under an immense amount of pressure with reduced staffing levels under the restrictions of COVID-19 Alert Levels 3 & 4. Here are some ideas that you can consider to keep your pet safe during these challenging times, and to reduce the likelihood of them requiring urgent veterina

Disaster Planning

Disaster & Emergency Planning for You and Your Pets   In the face of a natural disaster, like humans, animals also need the basic requirements of access to food, water and a safe shelter. As part of responsible pet ownership, we strongly encourage you and your family to sit down together to make an emergency plan that includes your pet/s. Download a free emergency/dis

Driveway Safety

Driveway Safety for You and Your Pets   Every year, we see several driveway-related incidents presented to our clinic. Both cats and dogs have been run over in their own driveways when they are slow to get out of the way of the reversing car, or when they leap into the path of the moving vehicle because they are excited to see their owner returning home. Elderly pets with

Drug Safety: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

What YOU Should Know About Your Pet's Pain Relief Medications What are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs? Non-steroidal anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are indicated for and usually prescribed for relieving pain, reducing inflammation/swelling and controlling fever. They are also sometimes prescribed for the management of long-term, chr

Drug Safety: Steroidal Medications

What YOU Should Know About Your Pet's Steroidal Medications What are Steroids? Steroidal medications are indicated for a wide variety of conditions in both dogs and cats. Steroids may be used for allergic conditions (e.g hives, skin allergies, asthma etc); some intestinal conditions; immune-mediated disease; certain blood or endocrinal (hormonal) disorders;
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Other Entries

  • Cholecalciferol (Possum Bait) Toxicity
  • COVID-19 Lockdown: Keep Your Pets Safe
  • Disaster Planning
  • Driveway Safety
  • Drug Safety: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Drug Safety: Steroidal Medications
  • Easter Hazards & Chocolate Toxicity
  • Ethylene Glycol Toxicity
  • Fire Safety for Pets
  • Fireworks
  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • Rat Bait Toxicity
  • Safe Summer Swimming Spots
  • Snail Bait Toxicity
  • Sunscreen for Pets
  • Supervising Interactions between Pets & Kids
  • Thunderstorms
  • Winter Pet Safety
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