Christmas Plants: Hazards, History, and Holiday Dangers
The Christmas holiday season is a wonderful time of the year, but it presents toxicology hazards dangerous to dogs and cats.
Ethanol Toxicosis: A Review
Although we mostly think of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) as the alcohol used in beverages, it is also found in other substances: liquid medications, cosmetics, hand sanitizers, perfumes, colognes, mouthwashes, food flavorings (eg, vanilla extract), alcohol-filled chocolates, and fermenting yeast bread dough.
Tremorgenic Mycotoxin Intoxication In Dogs
Tremorgenic mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi that cause neurotoxicosis in dogs. While several fungal metabolites may cause this intoxication, current research supports penitrem A as the primary mycotoxin involved…
How to Be Prepared for Most Toxic Exposures in Dogs and Cats
It can be daunting to try to figure out what you need to have on hand to treat toxicologic cases. When making decisions, it is most helpful to break down the treatment into 2 phases: decontamination and clinical management.
The Decontamination Dilemma: Bromethalin Ingestion
Exposures to this toxin present a unique challenge to clinicians. Once signs of convulsant syndrome—a neurologic syndrome caused by bromethalin toxicosis—have developed, prognosis for recovery is poor.
Illuminating the Toxicity of Fireworks
It is Fourth of July weekend, and you are prepared for the many unscheduled appointments, from patients with gastroenteritis due to downing hot dogs to those suffering from noise phobia. However, the patients you end up seeing are neither fearful nor full of food. In the exam room, Mrs. Smith explains that her dog ate firecrackers. A technician takes a phone call and reports that Mr. Jones is coming in—his dog ingested sparklers. Then the whole Doe family arrives with their dog: while walking by the river this morning, Fido chewed on remains of the municipal fireworks.
Treating Fertilizer Ingestions? As Easy As N-P-K
Dr. Charlotte Means of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center discusses types of fertilizers to which pets are commonly exposed and provides tips on diagnosing and managing fertilizer ingestion.
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center – An Interview with Tina Wismer
In this issue, we had a chance to talk to the Medical Director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC), Tina Wismer, DVM, Diplomate ABVT & ABT. She is not only responsible for overseeing medical recommendations made by the veterinary staff, but is also highly involved in lecturing, making media appearances, and writing, as …
Coagulopathies in Veterinary Patients: When Is It Rat Poison?
Debra Liu, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC, and Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC & ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) In 2015, d-CON will comply with EPA mandates regarding anticoagulant rodenticides for household use. Learn the ins and outs of coagulopathies through a case study presented by Dr. Liu including diagnostics, primary and secondary hemostatic defects, and …