Toxicology

Guide to Managing Toxin Ingestion

Companion animals are susceptible to several potentially life-threatening toxicants, ranging from human food and medication to animal medication, common plants, illicit drugs, routine household products, and more. Is your veterinary clinic prepared?

Digging Into Compost Intoxication

Good veterinary nursing care and rapid identification of new or worsening clinical signs in companion animals are key to successfully managing compost intoxication cases.

Lead Toxicity: A Threat to Wildlife

An estimated 20 million animals, including more than 130 differing species throughout the food chain, die each year from lead poisoning, according to the Humane Society of the United States. The fundamental treatment for lead toxicity is chelation therapy.

Winter Holiday Toxins for Pets

The winter holiday season holds an abundance of dangers for domestic pets that could result in toxicosis. This article focuses on decontamination and treatment for exposures to chocolate, grapes and raisins, and homemade playdough in dogs, as well as plants that can be toxic to both dogs and cats.

Trazodone in Veterinary Medicine

Trazodone is commonly prescribed in human medicine to treat various disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and is sometimes used in pets as well. Here’s what to do if an animal is accidentally exposed to toxic amounts of trazodone.

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