Cholecalciferol Poisoning in Dogs and Cats

Ingestion of rodenticides by companion animals is consistently one of the most common intoxications in veterinary medicine. Historically, second-generation anticoagulants were the most common active ingredient in rodenticides. Though there was the potential for life-threatening hemorrhage within 72 hours of ingestion, an inexpensive antidote (vitamin K1) was available and effective if administered prior to clinical signs. In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted regulations banning the use of second-generation anticoagulants in residential rodenticides. This…

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Diseases that Can Lead to Heatstroke in Dogs

Summer is the season of fun in the sun, but it can also be hot, and even too hot for some. Medical conditions affecting specific breeds can cause dogs to be intolerant to heat and lead to heat exhaustion or stroke. Below, we discuss how laryngeal paralysis and Brachycephalic syndrome can increase the risk of heatstroke in dogs. Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs Laryngeal paralysis is a disease usually affecting older, large breed dogs, namely Labrador…

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Heatstroke in Dogs

Some like it hot, but does your dog? During summer, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it is wonderful to be outdoors and play in the sunny weather. Many of us also look forward to playing with our pup in the nice weather. However, sometimes it can be too hot for us. The same thing is true for our canine companions. Many of us are aware of the dangers of leaving dogs…

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