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10 10, 2023


2023-10-10T11:11:32+00:00October 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|

As a popular addition to the doorstep at Halloween, pumpkins, which belong to the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family may be eaten by pets. Fruits of these plants can contain extremely bitter-tasting compounds, but they have been bred out of crop varieties. Generally, if the pumpkin is shop-bought it is not bitter [...]

10 10, 2023

Oak and acorns (Quercus species)

2023-10-10T10:59:13+00:00October 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Ingestion of acorns by dogs is common during the autumn months. Quercus species contain tannic acid; however, it may not be the only substance responsible for the toxic effects observed in animals, which are mainly gastrointestinal and, in some species, renal. Following an acute ingestion of acorns, vomiting and diarrhoea [...]

10 10, 2023

Dangerous Halloween treats

2023-10-10T10:55:09+00:00October 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|

The weeks surrounding Halloween are usually one of the busiest periods of the year for our team at the VPIS and APL. The season presents many potential hazards to pets, including the consumption of Halloween chocolates and sweets. The primary toxins in chocolate are theobromine and caffeine. Although the concentration [...]

17 04, 2023

Cannabis oil, hemp oil, CBD oil – what is the difference?

2023-04-17T13:39:53+00:00April 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|

There are an increasing number of cannabis products on the market, and there can be confusion about the names of the various types of extracts. Different strains of cannabis plants contain varying quantities of two main active compounds: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is psychoactive and cannabidiol (CBD) which is non-psychoactive. Hemp [...]

17 04, 2023

Patio Cleaners

2023-04-17T13:39:16+00:00April 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|

With lots of us getting our gardens ready for 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 the product [...]


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