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4 08, 2020

In dogs with metaldehyde intoxication, are benzodiazepines more effective than methocarbamol in relaxing muscles and reducing tremors?

2020-08-04T13:32:17+00:00August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Knowledge Summary published last month, discusses whether benzodiazepines (e.g. diazepam, midazolam) are more effective than methocarbamol in relaxing muscles and reducing tremors, in dogs with metaldehyde intoxication. The piece critically reviewed the five retrospective case series available in the literature, involving cases treated mainly with benzodiazepines, a few of [...]

4 08, 2020

Ambulatory electrocardiography and serum cardiac troponin I measurement in 21 dogs envenomated by the European adder

2020-08-04T13:30:47+00:00August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

As many veterinary professionals know, annually we see a great deal of envenomation cases by the European adder (Vipera berus) in dogs, and it is quite common in Europe. Among oedema and other clinical signs, these cases often include cardiac arrythmias, yet little research has been conducted in this area. [...]

4 08, 2020

Cooling mats for pets

2020-08-04T13:27:58+00:00August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Due to the warm weather, over the past month, we have seen an increase in the number of calls received involving cooling mats. These mats are available in various sizes for both cats and dogs and are used to try and keep pets cool in the warm weather. With the [...]

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 [...]

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