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Don’t panic. Rapid response is important, but panicking can interfere with the process of helping your pet.
Take 30 to 60 seconds to safely collect and have at hand any material involved. This may be of great benefit to your vet and/or APCC toxicologists, as they determine what poison or poisons are involved. In the event that you need to take your pet to a local veterinarian, be sure to take the product’s container with you. Also, collect in a sealable plastic bag any material your pet may have vomited or chewed.
If you witness your pet consuming material that you suspect might be toxic, do not hesitate to seek emergency assistance, even if you do not notice any adverse effects. Sometimes, even if poisoned, an animal may appear normal for several hours or for days after the incident.
Call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
The telephone number is (888) 426-4435. There is a $65 consultation fee for this service.
Be ready with the following information:
- The species, breed, age, sex, weight and number of animals involved.
- The animal’s symptoms.
- Information regarding the exposure, including the agent (if known), the amount of the agent involved, and the time elapsed since the time of exposure.
- Have the product container/packaging available for reference.
Please note: If your animal is having seizures, losing consciousness, is unconscious, or is having difficulty breathing, telephone ahead and bring your pet immediately to your local veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic. If necessary, he or she may call the APCC.
Keep the telephone number of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center—(888) 426-4435—as well as that of your local veterinarian, in a prominent location.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The first humane organization to be granted legal authority to investigate and make arrests for crimes against animals… Read More »
ASPCA Poison Control Center – A resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year…. Read More »
HOW TO DISPOSE OF UNWANTED MEDICATIONS
A REMEDY FOR RESIDENTIAL DRUG DISPOSAL
Managing unused medications is a safety as well as an environmental concern. Traditionally, we were told to flush unwanted medications down the drain or toilet rather than keeping them around to prevent misuse by the patient for the wrong symptoms or abuse by someone else. Although effective in removing the medication from being misused, flushing creates a new and growing problem in the environment. Antibiotics and other medications in a septic system can destroy beneficial bacteria necessary for the system to operate. Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove many compounds found in medications and they end up being discharged into our surface and ground water. A study by the United States Geological Survey done in 1999 showed that 80% of the streams sampled contained detectable levels of compounds found in common medications. National attention is growing to develop more appropriate methods of safely disposing of unwanted medications.
LATEST PET FOOD RECALL
PET FOOD RECALL- Follow the link to get the most up to date info on the latest pet food recall from the FDA. It affects more brands of foods than you think.
We have expanded our VETRI-SCIENCE line of supplements.
For over thirty years, Vetri-Science® Laboratories of Vermont has been a leader in research and product development of high quality supplements for large and small animals. A division of FoodScience Corporation, Vetri-Science® Laboratories of Vermont produces only the purest, most reliable products to meet the exacting standards of today’s veterinarians and equine, canine, and feline owners.
QUALITY AND INTEGRITY PROCEDURES
Raw materials used by Vetri-Science® Laboratories are of the highest quality and are evaluated for purity and potency prior to approval for use in our formulations. Our research and quality control department is responsible for stringent quality control, and our guaranteed assays are performed using the most advanced computer-assisted instrumentation. Good manufacturing procedures are followed at all times to guarantee that our exacting standards are met.
THE RESULTS OF OUR RESEARCH
Our formulas are the result of extensive research and development by our biochemist Dr. Roger V. Kendall, Ph.D. and our team of product specialists. Our research studies focus on the complex relationships that exist among available components that together promote wellness and restoration of health. As a result, we have been able to develop and produce some of the most significant products in the animal industry. Our parent company, FoodScience Corporation’s extensive research in the exciting properties of N,N-Dimethylglycine (DMG), is unparalleled and has significantly broadened the boundaries of knowledge relative to this metabolic intermediate.
CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that can be used as a payment option for certain expenses not covered by insurance or to bridge situations when desired care exceeds insurance coverage. CareCredit is offered primarily for: Dentistry, Vision correction, VETERINARY MEDICINE, Hearing care, Cosmetic treatments and surgery.
CareCredit is designed specifically for your healthcare needs and wants, but once you’ve applied you can use it repeatedly† for anyone in the family including your pets. Because it is not meant for all consumer purchases you can manage your out-of-pocket medical costs more efficiently while enjoying No Interest if paid in full within the promotional period* financing (for at least 6 months and perhaps more depending on plan) each time you use it†. In addition there are no up-front costs, no pre-payment penalties, and no annual fees.
PET LOSS SUPPORT
It’s Okay to Truly Love a Pet
When you must face the loss of an extraordinary animal companion, you may be shocked to find yourself experiencing intense grief. It might be worrisome to have an overwhelming response to “just an animal”.
We know that your pet was not “just an animal”. Your pet, for reasons perhaps known only to you, found a very special, unique place in your life and your heart.
Part of losing a companion animal is knowing that no other pet or person will ever fill that special place.
Reaction to Loss
Every loss is unique and every person grieves differently even when experiencing the loss of the same animal. Give yourself permission to have a reaction, whatever it is.
Grief can occur before, during, or after the loss of a beloved pet and triggers a variety of reactions that are considered normal:
- crying spells
- feeling hopeless
Profound sadness and grief may last for weeks or, without proper attention, for many years.
LYME DISEASE AND ANIMALS
The Michigan Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (MLDA) is a statewide all volunteer non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1989. The organization not only develops programs to promote awareness and prevention of Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses, but also educates health care professionals.