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  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 2 months ago

    Just saw the first Ask a Vet video with Shari from Aspenwood Animal Hospital and WOW! It’s great and I am excited to see them each month. Is anti-freeze really as bad for pets as I have heard? What, if any, ice melting products are safe to use on walks?

    • Hi Toni,
      Anti-freeze is extremely dangerous to pets. It will cause severe kidney damage. After ingestion clinical signs progress quickly and, unfortunately, often lead to the death of the patient.
      Sidewalk de-icers generally are calcium carbonate, calcium magnesium acetate or chloride salts of potassium, magnesium, and sodium. Of this group,…[Read more]

  • inka posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 2 months, 1 week ago

    Last year I took in 2 stray female cat.both pregnant. I kept both moms. A few weeks ago one must gave had a bad seizure. Can’t figure anything g else that caused her injury. Her tongue was completely chewed up. Now the other cat is having g seizures. Mild she cramps up get disoriented. Vet ruled out some stuff like feline leukimia. Any idea what…[Read more]

    • Thanks for the question Inka! Handed to the Doc yesterday!

      • My cat had 2 more seizure since I sent the question. Anything from the vet yet?

        • Hi Inka,
          I apologize for the delayed response. First, your cat’s condition is not one I can diagnosis online. Your cat should be seen by your primary veterinarian for further evaluation and work-up. Also, in your previous post you mentioned that both cats were having seizures. There is a very different list of concerns in a household where…[Read more]

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 3 months ago

    Can pets and other animals contract Ebola?

    • Hi Toni,
      This is the most recent information from the American Veterinary Medical Association website regarding Ebola and companion animals:

      At this time, the CDC states that there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with Ebola or of being able to spread the virus to people or animals. Even in areas of Africa where Ebola is…[Read more]

  • Sean Hennessy posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 4 months ago

    Hi Doc! Wondering if you have any suggestions for our folks on here during Halloween? Are there any safety concerns or words of wisdom you can share? Thanks!

    • Hi Sean,
      There are several safety concerns for our pets when it comes to Halloween. Most importantly do not allow your pet to ingest any candy/treats that are in the household. Ingestion of certain types of candy can cause significant toxicity issues leading to serious health concerns. Eating these treats can also inflammation of the stomach,…[Read more]

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