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Kansas State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
is offering a
FREE 24 hours poison control hotline for pet owners
and
veterinarians.
1+785-532-5679 is the number and the service has been
available
since 1969. Dr Oehme, a vet and professor in
toxicology and
pathology oversees the hotline. Dr Oehme offers these
suggestions:

Be patient. The person answering the phone may have to
take a few
minutes to consult the vet on duty.

Call as soon as possible. Immediate attention might
save your
animal. But waiting to see if there is a reaction
could cost your animal
their life.

Have any product labels available for answers. The vet
might need
to know milligrams and generic names.

Know your pet. Drooling could only mean he is thrilled
to see you!

Know that the toxicologists are also taking calls from
vets about
other animals and other problems, including those
problems with
large animals.

http://www.vet.ksu.edu/index/poison.htm


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"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well." Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
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Thanks for sharing, Steve!  Great resource!


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http://www.dogownersdigest.com/news/library/chocolate-dog-poisoning.shtml

 

 

CHOCOLATE CAN KILL


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"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well." Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
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TOADS can be VERY EXPENSIVE!!  Ok an 11 week old puppy.. very healthy. Outside in a puppy play area.. i notice she is trying to vomit .. NOTHING is coming up.  With in one hour she was very sick.. good gum color, but honestly dead.. except she was breathing. 

(now my hubby and my son had just changed motors in a truck.. there was antifreeze everywhere near the truck.  Now i knew she had not been any where near the antifreeze.. but she got sick so fast.  It was either antifreeze or a possible blockage in my mind)

I rushed off to er.. of course this was a Sunday LOL.. (NOT funny at the time)

No fever, good gum color, good heart rate.  Puppy would not move, would not pickup head, if you did move her she would try to vomit.

Antifreeze test negative, x-rays.. no blockage.  FULL blood panel normal. 

(didn't like how slow this er was moving, so i took her to another (yes i am anal)

A full urinalysis, normal again.  They started antibiotics and iv fluids right away.. She had to stay over night.  Guess what i found in pen when i got home.. a dead toad.  called the vets.. yes that is what more than likely did it to a puppy.  Toads let off a toxin that an adult dog would just slobber or foam.  A puppy probably absorbed more toxins through the tongue, and caused a serious belly ache immediately.  I probably panicked a little more than usual only because of the possibility of antifreeze since it was there..

I would probably do the same again if i seen a puppy act like that.. it was fast and she was down.. just next time i will look for any toads..

Just thought i would share...

 

 


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Anti-freeze companies should be forced to make their products taste bitter instead of sweet!

 

What say you?


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"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well." Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
"I can live with doubt, or not knowing, rather than to have answers that might be wrong"...Richard Feynman
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i totally agree!!


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Jennifer - isn't it amazing at how much one tiny little toad can cost you???  I'll be on "toad patrol" from now on.  Good to know....



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Write the AKC re: antifreeze taste and the need to change the taste in ALL new cars, not just in after-market antifreeze!

 

http://www.akc.org/contact/contact_akc.cfm


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"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well." Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
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http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/oct06/061001b.asp

 

NEW POISON ALERT********


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"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well." Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
"I can live with doubt, or not knowing, rather than to have answers that might be wrong"...Richard Feynman
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This is a bit off topic, but needs to be read!

 

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/dustoff.asp


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"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well." Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
"I can live with doubt, or not knowing, rather than to have answers that might be wrong"...Richard Feynman
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Thanks for posting that Steve - it's a good reminder to always talk to your kids and make sure they read these kind of stories.  Thanks!

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Hey Jen when I was a kid we had a dobby her name was Pritzy well I was playing with a frog and Pritzi decided to play with it too my mom came outside and seen pritzi with all kinds of foam coming from her mouth and thought Rabies this was back in the day of the Cujo movie lol so my mom raced her to the Vet for them to tell her no you cant get rabies from a frog lol

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I am admittedly a bad mommy-- I read this thread when Steve first put it up and then I didn't read it again. Steve thank you for posting the Poison number.  Jennifer OMG - what a nightmare and thank you for sharing.  We have so many toads on our property in the spring thru early summer and Monty came home in the spring - he used to push them with his nose.... never would have thought - is it a certain type of toad or just "toads" in general?

 

Thanks for sharing. 

 

The dusting  share - just got an email on that this week from friends - took it right to the school principle.  Very scary!


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Raisin/grape toxicity in dogs.............

 

Raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs and up until this point in time, there has not been a causitive reason discovered.

 

Some researchers have speculated that a mold or pesticide may be the cause. It got me wondering if there could be any common link.

 

I did a bit of "looking into" and discovered that the symptoms for antifreeze poisoning and raisin poisoning were similar. The raisins take longer to work due to smaller quantities of a similar compound that I found in both substances.

 

Raisins contain: oleandic acid, oleandic aldehyde, betulin betulinic acid and 5-hydroxymethyl-2 furfural.

 

Antifreeze contains: glycoaldehyde which gets converted to glycolic acid and oxalic acid.

 

It's my suspicion, that the "aldehyde" commonality in both substances, could contribute to the toxicity levels seen in dogs after ingestion.

 

I've submitted my speculation to the ASPCA Poison Control Center and will see if any research was done along these lines.

 

In any case, DO NOT GIVE YOUR DOGS GRAPES OR RAISINS!

 


Glycoaldehyde:
Oxidized to glycolic acid by aldehyde dehydrogenase

Acetaldehyde is the normal substrate of aldehyde dehydrogenase, but cannot be used therapeutically, as was the case with ethanol, because of its toxicity.


Acetaldehyde:
Oxidized to acetic acid by aldehyde dehydrogenase

Without medical intervention, the glycolic acid is further metabolized to glyoxylic acid and then to oxalic acid.


Glyoxylic acid

Oxalic acid

Glycolic acid and glyoxylic acid produce a dangerous metabolic acidosis, and oxalic acid will remove calcium from the bloodstream resulting in deposition of the insoluble calcium oxalate in the kidney. (Hypocalcemia is but another potential complication.) Consequently, in these later stages of ethylene glycol poisoning, toxic metabolites must be removed by hemodialysis.

 


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"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well." Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
"I can live with doubt, or not knowing, rather than to have answers that might be wrong"...Richard Feynman
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Thanks Steve!  No grapes or raisins around here.

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We had a case at work recently and I can tell you now, it does not have a happy ending.

A prized and much loved Alaskan Malumute ate a box of tampons.  Major surgery followed but we lost him, the swelling of the tampons and the tangling of the strings made things very difficult.

It was a surgery I wont forget and I just want to warn others to be aware of all things.

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Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet
- Alcoholic beverages
- Avocado
- Chocolate (all forms)
- Coffee (all forms)
- Fatty foods
- Macadamia nuts
- Moldy or spoiled foods
- Onions, onion powder
- Raisins and grapes
- Salt
- Yeast dough
- Garlic
- Products sweetened with xylitol

Warm Weather Hazards 
- Animal toxins—toads, insects, spiders, snakes and scorpions
- Blue-green algae in ponds
- Citronella candles
- Cocoa mulch
- Compost piles Fertilizers
- Flea products
- Outdoor plants and plant bulbs
- Swimming-pool treatment supplies
- Fly baits containing methomyl
- Slug and snail baits containing metaldehyde

Medication 
Common examples of human medications that can be potentially lethal to pets, even in small doses, include:
- Pain killers
- Cold medicines
- Anti-cancer drugs
- Antidepressants
- Vitamins
- Diet Pills

Cold Weather Hazards
- Antifreeze
- Liquid potpourri
- Ice melting products
- Rat and mouse bait

Common Household Hazards
- Fabric softener sheets
- Mothballs
- Post-1982 pennies (due to high concentration of zinc)

Holiday Hazards 
- Christmas tree water (may contain fertilizers and bacteria, which, if ingested, can upset the stomach.
- Electrical cords
- Ribbons or tinsel (can become lodged in the intestines and cause intestinal obstruction—most often occurs with kittens!)
- Batteries
- Glass ornaments

Non-toxic Substances for Dogs and Cats 
The following substances are considered to be non-toxic, although they may cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some animals:
- Water-based paints
- Toilet bowl water
- Silica gel
- Poinsettia
- Cat litter
- Glue traps
- Glow jewelry


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A
- Aloe
- Amaryllis
- Andromeda Japonica
- Asian Lily (Liliaceae)
- Asparagus Fern
- Australian Nut
- Autumn Crocus
- Avocado
- Azalea

B

- Bird of Paradise
- American Bittersweet
- European Bittersweet
- Branching Ivy
- Buckeye
- Buddist Pine

C

- Caladium
- Calla Lily
- Castor Bean
- Ceriman (aka Cutleaf Philodendron)
- Charming
Diffenbachia

- Chinaberry Tree
- Chinese Evergreen
- Christmas Rose
- Clematis
- Cordatum
- Corn Plant (aka Cornstalk Plant)
- Cornstalk Plant (aka Corn Plant)
- Cutleaf Philodendron (aka Ceriman)
- Cycads
- Cyclamen

D

- Daffodil
- Day Lily
- Devil's Ivy
- Dumb Cane
- Deadly Nightshade (See Nightshade)

E

- Easter Lily
- Elephant Ears
- Emerald Feather (aka Emerald Fern)
- Emerald Fern (aka Emerald Feather)
- English Ivy

F

- Fiddle-Leaf Philodendron
- Flamingo Plant
- Florida Beauty
- Foxglove
- Fruit Salad Plant

G

- Glacier Ivy
- Gladiolas
- Glory Lily
- Gold Dieffenbachia
- Gold Dust Dracaena
- Golden Pothos
- Green Gold Nephthysis

H
- Hahn's self branching English Ivy
- Heartleaf Philodendron
- Heavenly Bamboo
- Holly
- Horsehead Philodendron
- Hurricane Plant
- Hyacinth
- Hydrangea

I

- Iris

J

- Japanese Show Lily
- Japanese Yew (aka Yew)
- Jerusalem Cherry

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K
- Kalanchoe


L

- Lace Fern
- Lacy Tree
- Lily of the Valley

M

- Macadamia Nut
- Madagascar Dragon Tree
- Marble Queen
- Marijuana
- Mauna Loa Peace Lily (aka Peace Lily)
- Mexican Breadfruit
- Mistletoe "American"
- Morning Glory
- Mother-in-Law

N

- Narcissus
- Needlepoint Ivy
- Nephthytis
- Nightshade

O

- Oleander
- Onion
- Orange Day Lily

P

- Panda
- Peace Lily (aka Mauna Loa Peace Lily)
- Philodendron Pertusum
- Plumosa Fern
- Precatory Bean

Q

- Queensland Nut

R

- Red Emerald
- Red Lily
- Red-Margined Dracaena (aka Straight-Margined Dracaena)
- Red Princess
- Rhododendron
- Ribbon Plant (Dracaena sanderiana)
- Rubrum Lily

S

- Saddle Leaf Philodendron
- Sago Palm
- Satin Pothos
- Schefflera
- Spotted Dumb Cane
- Stargazer Lily
- Striped Dracaena
- Sweetheart Ivy
- Swiss Cheese Plant

T

- Taro Vine
- Tiger Lily
- Tomato Plant
- Tree Philodendron
- Tropic Snow Dumbcane
- Tulip

V

- Variable Dieffenbachia
- Variegated Philodendron

W

- Warneckei Dracaena
- Wood Lily

Y

- Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
- Yew (aka Japanese Yew)
- Yucca

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(COMTEX)     B: Don't give your dog artificial sweeteners ( McClatchy News )
B: Don't give your dog artificial sweeteners ( McClatchy News )
 
Jan 24, 2007 (McClatchy-Tribune Newspapers - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
via COMTEX) --
 In the world of sugar substitutes, we have all been accustomed to products
with Nutrasweet, Sweet N'Low (and other saccharins), Equal, and most recently
Splenda. However, the December 2006 issue of the journal Veterinary Medicine
cited the potentially toxic effects of the sweetener xylitol. The article was
written by Eric Dunayer, MS, VMD, DABT, DABVT, staff veterinarian for the
ASPCA Animal Control Center in Urbana, Ill. His informative article served as
an educational tool for practicing veterinarians and the dog-owning public as
well.
 
 Xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener in many products, including
sugar-free gum, chewable vitamins, oral care products and baked goods. While
xylitol consumption is considered safe in people, dogs can develop serious,
even life-threatening signs from its ingestion. Ironically, the symptoms
brought on by xylitol do not mimic hyperglycemia (like in diabetes), but
rather the opposite effects (hypoglycemia).
 
 Xylitol's popularity is based on the fact that on a measure-for-measure
basis, it carries only two-thirds the calories of sugar and causes very
little insulin-release in people. Therefore, xylitol is viewed as a solution
in the diets of many sweet-craving Americans.
 
 How does that work? In simple terms, xylitol doesn't require insulin to
enter cells, and therefore blood level concentrations of glucose are
significantly lowered. The consequence in xylitol-sensitive dogs is that
hypoglycemia can result from so much storage of glucose in the cells.
 
 The sensitivity of xylitol in dogs has been documented by the ASPCA's Poison
Control Center database from 2003-2006. Eight cases have illustrated that
very small amounts (less than 0.1 gram per kilogram of body weight) can cause
symptoms in dogs. Furthermore, it has been shown that serum glucose
concentrations can dip in as soon as one to two hours after ingestion.
Therefore, if symptoms of weakness and lack of energy are seen in your dog
after sweet goodies are eaten, seek veterinary assistance.
 
 Since the swing effect of xylitol toxicity is low blood sugar, veterinary
care consists of intravenous dextrose administration until vital signs and
glucose levels have normalized. Inducing vomiting or trying to absorb the
substance via activated charcoal (like in the case of many other toxin
treatments) is not useful in these cases.
 
 The liver could also be impacted within 12-24 hours of the hypoglycemic
episode, so veterinarians tracking the blood glucose levels need to also keep
tabs on the liver enzymes. As an adjunctive therapy, liver protectants and
anti-oxidants can assist with healing the potentially damaged livers in these
dogs.
 
 You know, as a general veterinary practitioner I have to step back and look
at the preventive side of this discussion on xylitol. Since we see many
overweight dogs in America today, and we veterinarians preach basic nutrition
with quality dog food as the best policy, perhaps the statement needs to be
made: Don't feed your dog any type of sweet goodie in the first place. After
the news about xylitol, now at least you have one more reason not to.
 
 Dr. Chris Duke is a veterinarian at Bienville Animal Medical Center in Ocean Springs, Miss. Questions for this column are encouraged. Write to South
Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, 20005 Pineville Road, Long Beach MS 39560 and include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Visit The Sun Herald Online at http://www.sunherald.com/
Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.
(c) 2007, The Sun Herald (Biloxi, Miss.).
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"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well." Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
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"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well." Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
"I can live with doubt, or not knowing, rather than to have answers that might be wrong"...Richard Feynman
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