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6 04, 2021

Dispensing and administration errors

2021-04-06T15:43:17+00:00April 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

We have seen a rise in enquiries involving dispensing or administration errors, which is likely due to the increased pressure everyone in practice is currently facing. It is important to note that for some medications, we would not expect serious effects from an overdose; however, with others there is a [...]

6 04, 2021

Processionary Moth Caterpillars

2021-04-06T15:35:41+00:00April 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

We have recently had a few cases involving oak processionary moth (OPM) caterpillars. OPM caterpillars have hairs containing toxic compounds that irritate the eyes and mouth. Inquisitive pets that come into contact with the caterpillars or their nests may develop excessive drooling, swollen tongue, conjunctivitis, gagging, vomiting, difficulty breathing or [...]

6 04, 2021

Patio Cleaners

2021-04-06T15:30:27+00:00April 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

With lots of us getting our gardens ready for the Spring we have noticed a rise in enquiries involving animals exposed to patio cleaners. The ingredients of these cleaners can differ; however, most contain benzalkonium chloride (BAC), which is also found in many household disinfectants. Exposure most commonly occurs when [...]

6 04, 2021

New rodenticide: Selontra®

2021-04-06T15:29:03+00:00April 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Selontra® is a cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) rodenticide bait previously only available in the US, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. However, the manufacturer BASF have now launched this product in the UK for professional use only and therefore please be aware of this when handling rodenticide cases. The bait contains [...]

6 04, 2021

VPIS Small Animal Poisoning CPD Courses for 2021

2021-04-06T15:19:49+00:00April 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

We are pleased to announce out 2021 CPD course dates. Both courses will be based at our London office. We hope to travel to more locations in 2022 when we are sure of COVID guidelines. Thursday 23rd September 2021 - London (SE1 4PL) Tuesday 30th November 2021 - London (SE1 [...]

2 03, 2021

The dangers of face masks

2021-03-02T16:48:25+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

According to an article posted in the Vet Times this month, vets are seeing an increasing number of dogs requiring treatment for ingesting discarded face masks and other items of PPE. The latest affected dog is three-year-old cockerpoo Patch, who needed a mask removing through endoscopy. The article includes a great video of [...]

2 03, 2021

Spring Flowers

2021-03-02T16:47:44+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

We receive many enquiries regarding the ingestion of daffodil bulbs and flowers (Narcissus species) during the Spring months, and although most cases result in only mild signs, serious effects can occur occasionally. All parts of the plant contain alkaloids and glycosides, although they are most concentrated in the bulb; the exact [...]

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