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2 07, 2020

Product Recall: Primula Cheese Spreads and Botulism Concerns

2020-07-02T12:51:00+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Primula, a company who primarily produce various flavours of soft cheese, have recently recalled a number of their products due to fears they could contain Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria which can cause botulism. We are aware that many dog owners use these cheese spreads as training aids, as such you may [...]

2 07, 2020

Bread Dough Ingestion- the two problems associated with yeast fermentation

2020-07-02T12:42:50+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Over the last couple of months, we have seen more than 5 times the number of enquiries regarding uncooked bread dough ingestion in dogs compared to the same period this time last year. Given the increased demand for bread flour and other baking ingredients reported by supermarkets in the UK, this is [...]

2 06, 2020

Abstracts from EAPCCT Congress 2020

2020-06-02T09:23:17+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

We were planning to attend the congress of the European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) in Tallinn, but it was cancelled due to the pandemic. The abstracts for the congress have been published, however, and are available to view online. Our abstracts are: Animal PoisonLine: review of a [...]

2 06, 2020

Metaldehyde poisoning in dogs

2020-06-02T09:21:24+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

In the UK, slugs are active most of the year, but their activity is particularly prominant in the upcoming months- meaning cases of molluscicide posioning are likely to increase. Metaldehyde is a common ingredient of molluscicide preparations and is toxic to dogs. It is most commonly ingested in the form of [...]

2 06, 2020

Rabbit Awareness Week- June 2020

2020-06-02T09:18:48+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

This year, 1st June marks the beginning of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) 2020. The focus of this year’s RAW is to raise awareness around Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (RVHD2), an often fatal new variant of RVHD1. Many rabbits are left at risk of this disease, due to owners choosing [...]

2 06, 2020

Pricing of VPIS and Animal PoisonLine (APL) calls

2020-06-02T09:17:13+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

We are very grateful to all the vets who are using our services during the pandemic, especially Animal PoisonLine.  We hope that our support with triaging these often challenging cases has helped you reduce the number of face to face consultations. Many owners are now aware of APL (and therefore [...]

30 04, 2020

Haemodialysis for metaldehyde poisoning in dogs

2020-04-30T10:15:43+00:00April 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Metaldehyde toxicosis in dogs is characterised by prolonged seizure activity and it is a common cause of seizures in poisoned dogs. Management can be difficult and often several sedatives or anaesthetic agents are required to control seizures and prevent the onset of complications such as pyrexia and multiorgan failure. Treatment [...]

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