Rodenticide Poisoning in Pets

Rodenticide Poisoning in PetsRats, mice, cockroaches, ants, and other pests are big problems in any urban environment, and many people turn to pesticides to keep these annoying critters out of their home.

Although it’s understandable to want to keep your home pest-free, insecticide and rodenticide poisoning in pets is a serious problem. Follow our tips to protect your pets, while keeping your home and family safe at the same time.

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Exposure to Edible Marijuana: A Serious Pet Poisoning

pet poisoningsMarijuana is legal in over a half dozen states and is allowed for medical purposes in almost 30. With this shift to decriminalization, cannabis products are becoming more mainstream – and pets are noticing.

Edibles (edible treats made with pot like brownies, candies, etc.) are common culprits of pet poisonings. Seemingly irresistible by many people and animals alike, edibles contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which affects the tissues of the liver, kidneys, and brain.

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The Danger Is Real: Antifreeze Poisoning in Pets

poisoning inpetsWinter is in full effect, and pet owners are taking precautions to protect their pets from the elements. Keeping pets indoors and warm, putting on protective coats and sweaters, and keeping winter grooming in mind are all important, but for many of us, antifreeze poisoning in pets isn’t as big of a concern as it should be.

Here in Brooklyn, where many people rely solely on public transportation, the dangers of antifreeze poisoning in pets may not seem urgent. However, pets can be exposed to antifreeze, whether or not you own a car, so making sure your pet is safe, along with spreading the word to other pet owners, is critical in protecting our furry best friends.

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The Golden Rule: Keep Pets Safe From Back-to-School Pet Toxins

back to school Back-to-school season means different things to different people. Kids may be filled with excitement or trepidation; parents will miss their kids but are probably relieved to have school back in session; teachers are gearing up for another year of guiding a fresh set of youngsters down the path toward adulthood.

Many pets look forward to the start of a new school year as well, especially when it means a daily onslaught of delicious odors wafting in from backpacks and lunchboxes. Unfortunately, a variety of serious risks lurk in these seemingly innocent bags. Pet parents are wise to take a closer look at how to protect their four-legged family members from back-to-school pet toxins.

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