Tips to Help Avoid Spring Hazards and Manage Storm Anxiety

The changing seasons can bring new challenges for our pets. Help keep your pet happy and healthy this season with this advice from our Emergency Medicine team. Spring flowers can present danger to cats and dogs. While many flowers and plants can be dangerous to pets, lilies are especially toxic to cats. If ingested, every part of the lily flower and plant can cause serious health problems, and in some cases, can be fatal. Other…

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Lymphoma in Dogs and Cats

The lymphomas (malignant lymphoma or lymphosarcoma) are a diverse group of cancers that originate from a type of white blood cell called a lymphocyte. Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in dogs and cats. This cancer usually arises in lymph tissues such as lymph nodes, spleen, liver, and bone marrow; however, it can arise in almost any tissue in the body. In the cat, it is most commonly found in the intestinal…

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Super Toxic Levels of Xylitol Can Be Found in Chewing Gum

There are new chewing gums on the market, such as Spry® Natural Peppermint Gum, that contain extremely high levels of xylitol, a sugar substitute that is toxic to dogs. Spry® is estimated to contain 1 gram of xylitol per piece which is over three times as high a concentration as other xylitol containing gums such as some types of Trident®. The concentration of xylitol can change and varies greatly between products and companies…

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