Talking of pet poisons, here is Dr Patrick and me talking about pet poisons. Dr Patrick gives his top 5 reasons he sees pets from poisoning and the signs and symptoms of poisoning and what to do, plus questions from our friends on Facebook:
- Van: Which houseplants or cut flowers are a danger to cats? Which are safe?
- Kim: My dog Lola got into my prescription pills a few days ago and ate anywhere from 10-20 pills. She has some kidney damage and is back at the vet for another 48-72 hours of IV fluids. She is drinking excessively and her kidneys are not concentrating her urine, it is just going right through her. The ASPCA poison control have given our vets the protocol and we hope after the next 2-3 days she will fully recover. There is nothing more they can do so we are hoping her
kidneys begin to function again. Is there anything else we can do to help the healing process?
- Laura: Are there breeds of dog or cat that are more sensitive to certain compounds?
Links mentioned in the podcast are:
- the ASPCA Poison Control Helpline, or call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card for the call.
- the ASPCA Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant list - and with pictures
- the UC Davis Nutrition Support Services your veterinarian can access for your pet
Click the box below for the podcast.
And finally, just for fun, here's the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline parody of of the song Call Me Maybe :)
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Dr. Mahaney is a veterinarian from the University of Pennsylvania and a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, having been inspired by his own chronic pain from Intervertebral Disc Disease to provide accupuncture to his veterinary clients. In addition to Dr Mahaney's house call integrative veterinary medicine business, California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness, he sees patients on an in-clinic basis at Veterinary Cancer Group in Culver City, CA.
Dr Mahaney writes a veterinary column (Patrick's Blog) for PatrickMahaney.com and contributes to a variety of media, including Perez Hilton's TeddyHilton.com, Fido Friendly, Veterinary Practice News, Healthy Pets and People with Dr Patrick on OutImpactRadio.com, and MSNBC Sunday with Alex Witt and Career Day. His first book, The Uncomfortable Vet, will be available in 2013 through Havenhurst Books