• 17/12/2019
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    Advise for pet owners on measures to keep their pets safe during fireworks season

    Advise for pet owners on measures to keep their pets safe during fireworks season

    Most pets are scared by sudden, loud noises and the end of December can be a very distressing time. Up to 80% of pet owners report that their pet is afraid of fireworks. Most pets will display mild symptoms of fear or anxiety initially but if improperly managed they tend to get worse. Some of

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    • 07/12/2019
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    Alphachloralose, a novel rodenticide, found to be toxic to cats and dogs

    Alphachloralose, a novel rodenticide, found to be toxic to cats and dogs

    Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) began to study alphachloralose (AC) toxicity in 2019 after several Finnish veterinarians started to discuss it on social media. AC works as an anesthetic. Especially cats are prone to AC toxicity because the substance also acts when a pet eats a mouse that has ingested the poison. When treated

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    • 27/11/2019
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    Antifreeze (ethylene glycol) poisoning

    Antifreeze (ethylene glycol) poisoning

    Just a friendly reminder for winter days which can save your pet’s life: antifreeze (ethylene glycol) is highly toxic for dogs and cats; it can cause fatal acute kidney failure. It has a sweet taste, so pets like to lick it off the ground. Be sure to keep them safe!

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    • 26/11/2019
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    Chiari-like malformation and Syringomyelia

    Chiari-like malformation and Syringomyelia

    Chiari-like malformation (CM) is characterized by a mismatch in size between the brain (which is too large) and the skull (which is too small) as a result of selective breeding. It’s most often seen in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. The conditions can cause intense pain and may have serious effects on the health, welfare and

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