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6 07, 2021

National Meadows Day 2021

2021-07-06T08:32:53+00:00July 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

National Meadows Day is an annual celebration of wildflower meadows across the UK. The event takes place annually on or around the first Saturday of the month, which this year falls on the 3rd July 2021. Around this time of year we tend to get an increase in the number [...]

6 07, 2021

Cannabis poisoning events in dogs

2021-07-06T08:31:49+00:00July 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

In a study published earlier this year, the University of Guelph investigated the effects of cannabis legislation on cannabis poisoning cases in dogs. The report found that in states with lower penalties for cannabis use, there was an increase in reports of dog poisoning events. Reporting of cannabis poisonings were [...]

6 07, 2021

Food Standards Agency Alert- Pancytopenia in cats

2021-07-06T08:26:54+00:00July 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

As discussed in last month's newsletter and on our social media pages, a Food Standards Agency Alert has been released regarding the recent concerning cases of pancytopenia in cats. There is concern for the safety of certain batches of 3 brands of cat food (Applaws, AVA, Sainsbury’s Hypoallegenic). There is [...]

27 05, 2021

Chocolate ingestion in 156 dogs

2021-05-27T09:30:23+00:00May 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

An open access paper published earlier this year discusses the clinical features and outcome of dogs after chocolate ingestion. The study evaluates the clinical signs and pathological findings, treatment, and outcome of 156 dogs after chocolate ingestion. The authors found 72% of dogs were asymptomatic; more than half of the symptomatic [...]

27 05, 2021

Abstracts from EAPCCT Congress 2021

2021-05-27T09:26:11+00:00May 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Congress of the European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) was virtual this year and we presented three posters. The abstracts for the congress are available to view online. Our abstracts are: When does xylitol-induced hypoglycaemia occur in dogs? The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on call numbers [...]

27 05, 2021

Rapeseed- Misinformed Social Media Posts

2021-05-27T09:23:12+00:00May 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

There have been various posts circulating on social media regarding rapeseed, which have been shared extensively and understandably worried many dog owners. The post’s state that rapeseed is extremely poisonous to dogs, and can cause signs including haemolytic anaemia, blindness, damaged nervous system, digestive disorders and breathing problems. These posts [...]

27 05, 2021

Rabbit Awareness Week- June 2021

2021-05-27T09:21:34+00:00May 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

This year, 28th June marks the beginning of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) 2021. Endorsed by the British Veterinary Association and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, this year RAW will be celebrating their 15th Anniversary! With their inquisitive and social nature, rabbits are an increasingly popular choice of pet. Like [...]

27 05, 2021

Message from the RVC

2021-05-27T09:17:16+00:00May 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Dear Colleagues, We have had several cats present to the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals at the Royal Veterinary College in the past month with severe pancytopenia, with most having severe generalised bone marrow hypo- to aplasia. Some cats have presented at the same time from the same household. This [...]

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