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Top Toxin Exposures in Bellevue’s Dogs and Cats

Top Toxin Exposures in Bellevue’s Dogs and Cats

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and Poison Prevention Week is March 19th – 25th.  Each year, veterinarians at the Pet Poison Helpline review their prior year’s case records to identify specific toxins that have generated the most inquiries from pet owners and veterinarians. Some of the toxins are species-specific (such as lilies in cats and xylitol in dogs,) while others, such as chocolate, affect…

How Hot Is Too Hot? Heatstroke and Your Pets

How Hot Is Too Hot? Heatstroke and Your Pets

How Hot Is Too Hot? Heatstroke and Your Pets Our dogs, cats, and many other pets enjoy the fresh air and sunshine as much as we do, especially during the warmer days of spring and summer. But even the healthiest pet can suffer from dehydration, sunburn, heat stress, and heatstroke if they spend too much time in the sun or overexert themselves during playtime or…

No Lilies for Kitties

No Lilies for Kitties

No Lilies for Kitties Spring has sprung, and Easter is just around the corner, followed shortly thereafter by Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, these joyful holidays are two of the most dangerous days for cats. Why? The answer is simple: lily poisoning. Exposure to common lilies such as Easter lilies, tiger lilies and stargazer lilies results in thousands of feline poisonings and deaths every year, and yet…