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Podcast: Preventing Pet Poisonings with Dr. Patrick Mahaney

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This month’s podcast centers around pet poison prevention. Though the world has taken notice of this topic after the senseless and likely malicious poisoning of Jagger, a champion Irish Setter, at Britain’s Crufts Dog Show, most pet poisoning are accidental. They’re often caused by a simple lack of knowledge or prevention on the part of the pet parent.

These poisonings are largely preventable when pet parents educate themselves on what foods, medications, household cleaners, plants, and gardening supplies are dangerous to cats and dogs. While the topics covered in today’s podcast are only a drop in the bucket of potential pet poisoning hazards, we hope you’ll take away at least a few new tidbits of information that will help to keep your pet safe.

  • Katie: Florida has bugs. This means our house needs to be treated regularly. What do I need to worry about?
  • Carrie: Are there any pet friendly kinds of sidewalk salt? How about pet friendly antifreeze? If not, what is the proper way to dispose of antifreeze?
  • Adrienne: How do the common rodent/garden pest baits (rat/mouse, slug, etc.) affect your pet, and what you need to do if your pet gets into one of them?
  • Karin: Can you explain a little bit about xylitol toxicity? Is it a type of pet poisoning you see often?
  • Carrie: What kind of lawn treatments should we avoid and for how long?

- See more at: http://www.embracepetinsurance.com/blog/preventing-pet-poisonings-podcast#sthash.7mRR2f7p.dpuf

Next month Laura and Dr. Mahaney will be discussing prevention of cruelty to animals. If you have questions you want to ask Dr. Mahaney about what you can do to keep pet safe, you can post them in the comments below.

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