Trick-or-Treat: Test Your Knowledge of These Deadly or Delightful Foods for Your Pet

Fall is a festive season but can also be a bit of a tricky and scary time for pet-owners. Wondering how you can keep your dog safe this Halloween? Unsure about what to keep out of reach of your cat? Let’s play a game of Trick-or-Treat while MedVet’s team of board-certified veterinarians share their expertise on how to keep pets safe this fall. Guess if the food listed…

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Marijuana Intoxication in Dogs and Cats

“As marijuana is being legalized in more states and its use is becoming more widespread where it’s not legal, we’re seeing more intoxications,” says MedVet Columbus criticalist Natashia Evans, BVSc, DACVECC. “When users compound the drug with a fatty solution like oil or butter, two things happen. The toxicity increases and the risk of pets getting into it increases too.” Evans says that a dog that has ingested a comparatively small amount of the compounded…

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House Dust Mite Allergies: 8 Steps to Control Exposure in Dogs and Cats

Hypersensitivity to house dust mites is a common problem for dogs, cats as well as people.  House dust mites are microscopic and ubiquitous.  They feed on human and animal dander, skin scales and hair.  They are frequently found in beds, mattresses, carpets, sofas and pet bedding.  Mites can flourish in the home environment because the temperature and humidity are optimum (50-70% relative humidity). It is difficult and even impossible to eliminate mites from the environment…

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