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April 2018

March 2018

Mouldy food and compost – dangers to dogs and cats!

2018-12-14T11:41:34+00:00March 27th, 2018|Awareness, Cats, Dogs, Food, Gardening, Poisoning, Tips|

Many pet owners are aware that various human foodstuffs are harmful to our pets.  Did you realise that any mouldy foods could be potentially dangerous for dogs and cats too? [...]

Are fertilisers dangerous for dogs and cats to eat?

2018-12-14T11:36:16+00:00March 19th, 2018|Awareness, Cats, Dogs, Gardening, Plants, Spring, Vomiting|

What do fertilisers contain? One of the many spring jobs for the keen gardener is the application of fertiliser to the lawn and/or the garden borders. General purpose fertilisers contain [...]

What types of detergents are dangerous to our pets and why?

2018-12-14T11:34:15+00:00March 12th, 2018|Awareness, Cats, Dogs, Domestic Poisons|

One of our frequent enquiries is about pets who have come into contact with a detergent. Detergents are often stored next to the washing machine or in cupboards below the [...]

Vaping around pets – Are e-cigarettes dangerous to our pets?

2018-12-14T11:33:00+00:00March 8th, 2018|Awareness, Drugs, Poisoning, Vaping|

What are e-cigarettes? Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices, usually with a rechargeable battery designed to simulate tobacco smoking.  They have recently increased in popularity and are thought to be associated [...]

Is it safe to give paracetamol, human painkillers or pain relief medicine to my pet?

2018-12-14T11:30:27+00:00March 5th, 2018|Awareness, Cats, Drugs, Medication, Paracetamol, Poisoning, Severe poisoning|

Paracetamol is used as a painkiller and is widely available both over the counter and on prescription and therefore it is present in most households. It is also given to children [...]

Are daffodils poisonous to cats and dogs?

2018-12-14T11:28:48+00:00March 1st, 2018|Awareness, Cats, Dogs, Gardening, Plants, Poisoning, Spring, Vomiting|

Despite this very cold spell that we are having there are already daffodils coming into bloom.  It makes everyone feel that Spring is just around the corner but did you [...]

February 2018

Top 7 common poisons for pets – found in your hazardous handbags!

2018-12-14T11:26:42+00:00February 26th, 2018|Awareness, Chocolate, Dogs, Medication, Poisoning, Vomiting, Xylitol|

Handbags are often left open lying on the floor or on a low chair or bench within easy reach of an inquisitive dog or cat. They can contain numerous potential [...]

Supplements which can cause harm to your dog!

2018-12-14T11:18:49+00:00February 19th, 2018|Awareness, Dogs, Domestic Poisons, Medication, Poisoning, Vitamin D, Xylitol|

A very popular new year’s resolution is to get fitter or healthier.  While doing this, some of us may choose to take supplements to help aid our diets or boost [...]

Animal PoisonLine’s Valentine’s Day Special – How to keep your pets safe this February 14th

2018-12-14T11:11:58+00:00February 9th, 2018|Awareness, Chocolate, Plants, Poisoning, Valentines, Vomiting|

You either love it or you hate it but you can’t avoid it… Yes, Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us. Although it is a celebration of love there are [...]

Help! What Should I Do If My Dog Ate Rat Poison?

2018-12-14T11:12:25+00:00February 8th, 2018|Awareness, Dogs, Domestic Poisons, Severe poisoning|

Types of rat and mouse poison (rodenticides) Rat and mouse poisons can contain various ingredients, but in the UK are broadly made up of three types: ·       anticoagulant baits that [...]

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