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Tag Archives: pet food poisoning

Top 5 Foods to Keep Away From Your Pets

August 24, 2015

Most of the poisonings we see in the veterinary ER are from pets getting into their owner’s medications. Thankfully, we don’t see malicious poisoning very often, and most people know to keep typical “skull-and-crossbones” poisons (like antifreeze and rat poison) out of reach of their pets. There are some things out there that we humans can eat by the handful that are deadly toxic to…  

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Chocolate and Dogs: Save the Candy for Yourself

February 16, 2015

It’s gotten into the popular consciousness that chocolate is toxic to dogs — and it is. I have treated quite a few cases in my almost 20 years as an ER vet. The main issue is how much chocolate your dog ate — and what type of chocolate they consumed. If your 80-lb. lab snarfs up two Hershey’s Kisses, the worst you’re in for is some tummy…  

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