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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…

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…