Pet Safety Alert: The Rising Dangers of Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is most likely to thrive in bodies of fresh water when the weather is warm (over 75 degrees) and sunny. Algae intoxications happen more during the summer because weather conditions promote the growth of cyanobacteria. These organisms are incredibly toxic and are known to cause poisoning in dogs, cats, livestock, wildlife, birds, fish and even humans. Read …

Pet Food Recalls: What You Need to Know

In recent years, you may have noticed several pet food recalls make national headlines. This year, we alerted pet parents on two separate occasions to food recalls that affected several types of dry dog foods for containing excessive levels of Vitamin D and for Salmonella exposure.Read more  

What to Expect at the Emergency Veterinarian After a Toxin Exposure

Your pet has been exposed to something toxic and you have been referred to an emergency veterinary hospital—but what happens next? Experiencing an emergency with your pet can be very stressful and frightening, so it’s important to be prepared, just in case. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) has the answers to some of the most common questions about visiting an …

NHV Tripsy

A recent study found that Tripsy, manufactured by NHV Natural Pet Products, might help lower the risk of struvite crystals and calcium oxalate crystals. “When given to young cats and adult dogs, in a relatively short period of time of two weeks, the collected urine samples indicated that Tripsy significantly decreased the risk of developing urinary stones in both groups,” …