2 01, 2015

Is Marijuana Okay for My Dog?

Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado, there is even a greater chance that your dog (or cat) may have access to the green stuff.  Though pot is found to be medicinally and recreationally beneficial to humans, dogs and cats do not react to it the same way as we do. Edibles in particular are [...]

17 12, 2013

Muscle Relaxer Overdose and Toxicity – When pets ingest human medications

Human medications can cause a sever hazard to your pets, as one of our clients unfortunately experienced first-hand.  It is extremely important to remember to keep all medications out of reach of your pet’s curious noses and even more curious mouths.  The best place is in a high reaching cabinet so they are not out [...]

18 07, 2011

Will You Please Fill My Prescription?

More than a request. As a Veterinary Emergency practice we often receive phone calls from clients who have run out of a prescription requesting that we either refill the medication ourselves or call the request into a Pharmacy.  The request seems innocent and simple enough, but there is more to the story.  Unless a veterinarian [...]

14 03, 2011

After the Vet Visit: The At Home Care Instructions

Imagine with's 2 am and you  just got home from an emergency visit to the veterinary hospital.  "Lucky", your 2 year old black lab, was running in the yard and cut a tendon in his leg on the lawn edging.  You make it back home with his fresh bandage, e-collar, and a bag with [...]

28 02, 2011

Albuterol Toxicity : Why Inhalers Help You, but Harm Lucky

For many of the 22 million people in the United States with asthma a simple device known as an inhaler can offer almost immediate relief during an attack. Inhalers are composed of a small pressurized canister that contains a solution of asthma medicine fitted into a plastic actuator that releases a fixed dose of the [...]

1 11, 2010

Herbal Remedies for Animals

CAVM aka Complementary and/or Alternative Veterinary Medicine is a growing segment of the veterinary market.  CAVM can include chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathic, naturopathic practices along with use of herbal remedies, Bach flower essences,  massage, traditional Chinese medicine, nutraceuticals, and many other modalities. This blog post is not intended to make a recommendation for or against CAVM [...]

25 10, 2010

Counterfeit Pet Drugs – FDA Warning

US - COUNTERFEIT PET DRUGS The FDA has issued a consumer alert to pet owners, warning them about the dangers of buying discounted pet drugs online. The FDA warns that its own investigations have found online companies that sell unapproved drugs or other counterfeit products and some will sell them without a veterinarian prescription. The [...]

9 08, 2010

Rimadyl Overdose or Toxicity

Rimadyl is a commonly prescribed medication for dogs to help alleviate pain and inflammation related to osteoarthritis.  Rimadyl is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) similar to aspirin and can be prescribed for short-term or long-term use. Overdose - how does it happen? Rimadyl tastes terrific to dogs.  The chewable tablets are liver flavored and dogs [...]

11 01, 2010

Top 10 Human Medications that Poison Pets

Below is a list of the top 10 human medications most frequently ingested by pets, along with some tips from the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline on how to prevent pet poisoning from human medications. This list comes from calls received at Pet Poison Helpline. NSAIDs (e.g. Advil, Aleve and Motrin) Topping our Top 10 [...]

14 09, 2009

Home Remedies

Did you know? You may have called your veterinarian's office with a question about symptoms your pet is experiencing and been asked to bring your pet in for care. The honest truth is that it can be very difficult to provide good medical advice over the phone. There are so many variables that could be [...]

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