Health Issues Related To Our Canine Best Friends
Your Dog’s Health: Lyme and Other Tick Diseases. Don’t Take Them Lightly!
Read what one local dog owner has learned about the prevalence of Lyme on LI and how to deal with it.
Diamond Pet Foods Recall
Diamond Pet Foods has voluntarily recalled some brands of dry dog and cat food that it manufactured in its Gaston, S.C. facility between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Pet owners should check the recall page on the Diamond Pet Foods website for more information including a link to special website with links to all the brands affected by the recall.
Easy Tips for a Pet-Safe Holiday Season
The ASPCA has put together a list to help you keep your pets safe this holiday season. You can find it at the following link on the ASPCA website. Easy Tips for a Pet-Safe Holiday Season
Sago Palm Poisonings on the rise
The Sago Palm has been a commom addition to outdoor landscaping in sunny climes, but in recent years, has also emerged as a trendy houseplant in northern states. The plant is highly toxic to cats and dogs. The Animal Poison Control Center reports that poisonings are up 200 percent since 2003, and 50 to 75 percent of those cases resulted in fatalities. To read more about this plant you can visit the ASPCA page about this plant.
17 Common Poisonous Plants
The ASPCA has a list of 17 common plants that are poisonous to dogs and cats. You can learn more about them at the following ASPCA page which also includes a video from Dr. Steven Hansen, a veterinary toxicologist.
Cocoa Mulch Warning
Now that gardening season is approaching, dog owners should be aware that a commonly sold gardening product poses a serious health risk to our beloved pets. You can read more about it on our story about Cocoa Mulch
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