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23 08, 2016

Animal PoisonLine

2020-05-05T19:36:09+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Seasonal News|

Animal PoisonLine is run by the Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) and is the only 24-hour specialised emergency telephone service in the UK dedicated to helping pet owners who are worried their pet may have been exposed to something harmful or poisonous. Based on the information the owner provides [...]

5 05, 2016

Oak Processionary Moth Caterpillars

2016-05-05T21:38:04+00:00May 5th, 2016|Seasonal News|

Vets in and around London should be aware of the dangers posed by the hairs of the oak processionary moth caterpillar. Ingestion may cause signs such as hypersalivation, oedema and blistering. There is also a risk of systemic toxicity, such as hyperthermia, respiratory distress and cyanosis. There may be necrosis of [...]

5 02, 2016

Legal high poisoning case

2016-02-05T15:31:13+00:00February 5th, 2016|Seasonal News|

Aramis, a 10 month old beagle, was left suffering with neurological signs soon after he was spotted swallowing a packet of an unknown legal high found on a beach in Scotland. The puppy had to be rushed to the vets (Picture: Cascade) Within an hour post ingestion, Aramis was taken to Robson Veterinary [...]

12 01, 2016

Ethylene glycol poisoning in dogs

2016-01-12T17:42:49+00:00January 12th, 2016|Seasonal News|

Ethylene glycol poisoning is very serious in cats; unless treatment is started within a few hours the prognosis is considered very grave. Indeed, even a very small amount (around a teaspoon of concentrated antifreeze) can cause kidney failure and death. Many cats present too late for effective treatment and either [...]

13 11, 2015

Xylitol poisoning in dogs

2015-11-13T16:00:22+00:00November 13th, 2015|Seasonal News|

Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener commonly found in many chewing gums, sweets, foods, oral rinses, toothpastes and supplements. It exists naturally in fruit and vegetables (in low concentrations) and is a normal intermediary metabolite in glucose metabolism.  It is also popular in people with diabetes or on low-carbohydrate diets. Xylitol may be [...]


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