Toxic Dose of Naproxen in Dogs

Naproxen, most commonly known by the names Midol® and Aleve®, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).  It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain. Like other NSAIDs, it can be used therapeutically in dogs but overdoses and toxicities are common. Naproxen has a narrow margin of safety. Unlike humans and many other species who eliminate naproxen in urine, dogs require extensive enterohepatic recirculation and eliminate naproxen in the feces. This accounts for a…

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Bromethalin Toxicity in Dogs and Cats

Rodenticides were once all anti-coagulant based. With the increased incidence of criminal use, and safety concerns for children and wildlife, most governments have been phasing out anti-coagulant formulas and turning to bromethalin-based poisons that cause intractable seizures. “We had anecdotes for anti-coagulants,” says Evans. “But regrettably they don’t exist for bromethalin, necessitating a multi-step deconamination protocol including inducing vomiting, promoting toxin absorption with activated char- coal, and very strict watch with supportive care.” She adds…

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What to Dog if Your Dog Breaks or Tears a Nail

A bleeding or broken toenail is a very common injury in dogs. It often requires a visit to the vet, immediately, if serious. Left untreated, a bleeding or broken toenail can result in blood loss, pain or infection, though it is rarely a life-threatening condition. Nail breaks or tears can be major or minor. Major breaks are deeper and tend to bleed more. Major Nail Bleeds & Nail Breaks in Dogs  A toenail that breaks…

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