Marijuana poisoning in pets: Signs and Steps to Take

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marijuana poisoning pets

Did your pet eat your stash? They are at risk for marijuana poisoning. With the recent legalization of marijuana in several states, vets have seen an increase in the number of marijuana poisoning cases. Since medical marijuana has just been semi-legalized in Ohio, I thought that it would be a good idea to clear the air (sorry, that’s the last pun) about marijuana … Read More

Halloween Hazards – Keep your pets safe this season!

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MetroPet Veterinary Clinic - Halloween 2015

Fall is my favorite time of year, the leaves are turning, the weather is cool but not cold, it’s football season, and of course, it’s Halloween time! While I love this time of year, it’s the unofficial start of pet hazard season. We see a ton of emergencies as a result of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s EVERY YEAR. … Read More

Fireworks Frenzy: Keep your pets safe on the 4th of July

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4th of July is quickly approaching. Whether you are having a low key celebration or a lot of activity, one thing is for certain: Your pet will be exposed to fireworks. While some pets tolerate fireworks very well, others are not so lucky. Dogs and cats can become extremely anxious and stressed showing signs like barking/screaming, drooling, cowering/hiding, losing bowel … Read More

Tear Stain Removers: FDA Warning

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Are you using tear stain removers on your pet? Tear stain removers are all over the internet and in pet stores, so pet owners usually assume that they are OK to use, but this is not the case. You should know that they are not approved for use in pets, and have not been tested for safety. Recently the FDA … Read More

Tailgating: Game Day Pet Safety Tips

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Tailgating foods are not for pets

Game day can be fun for family and pets alike, but tailgating can be hazardous to our pets. When Tailgating, we tend to make unhealthy foods (that’s part of the fun), but fatty meats such as hot dog, bratwurst, or burgers can bring on a disease called pancreatitis when pets eat them. Tailgating Foods can cause pancreatitis in Dogs The pancreas is … Read More