What Do Veterinarians Need to Know About Pets and Pot?
Veterinarians should be prepared to treat pets that have ingested marijuana as more states move to legalize or decriminalize marijuana use. They should also be prepared for questions about the therapeutic benefits of CBD and cannabis.
With Legalization on the Rise, Veterinarians Warn Against Pets Getting Into Pot
Marijuana poisonings have been on the rise in dogs in recent years. In 2019, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center reported a 765% increase in calls about marijuana ingestion by animals over the same period last year. If a pet shows any signs of marijuana toxicity they should be seen by a veterinarian as quickly as possible.
Post-grooming furunculosis in dogs is a deep bacterial folliculitis. A presumptive diagnosis is based on history and clinical signs.
Lead and Zinc Toxicity in Birds
When it comes to heavy-metal poisoning, lead and zinc are the most commonly reported of avian toxicoses in both captive and free-ranging birds.
AVMA Shares Safety Tips for Pets on Halloween
In preparation for Halloween, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has put together seven tips for veterinarians to share with pet owners to ensure animals stay safe during upcoming festivities.
Top 10 Toxicologic Causes of Hypoglycemia in Dogs
A discussion about the 10 most common toxicologic causes of hypoglycemia in the dog, including the sago palm tree, xylitol, NSAIDs, zinc and aluminum phosphide.
Number of Marijuana-related Poisonings in Pets on the Rise
According to a statement from the American Veterinary Medical Association, calls to the Veterinary Services Poison Helpline about accidental marijuana ingestion in pets has surged 448% over the past six years.
Toxicity of Art Supplies
Welcome to Practical Toxicology, brought to you in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) (aspcapro.org/poison). This column provides practical clinical information about diagnosing and treating pets that have been exposed to potentially harmful substances. The APCC: Provides 24-hour diagnostic and treatment recommendations by specially trained veterinary toxicologists Protects …
New App Available To Identify Hazardous Drugs
The U.S Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) recently introduced a new mobile app designed to help veterinarians and veterinary employers improve safety in the handling of dangerous drugs. The goal of the app is to help healthcare workers, including veterinarians, safely handle hazardous drugs as labeled under USP’s General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs — Handling in Healthcare …