Keep Pets Safe Around Easter

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association warns that Easter lilies are incredibly toxic to cats causing kidney failure if ingested.  All parts of the plant are poisonous—including the pollen they lick off their own fur.  There is no cure, so it’s important you get your cat to a vet if you suspect ingestion of any of the plant.  Early… Continue Reading

Human Medication Hazards for Pets

At this time of year when you’re likely to have guests in your home or to be a guest in someone else’s home and there’s lots of hustle and bustle, it’s important that everyone is careful about pets getting access to human medications.  A dropped pill or one left on the counter can be fatal.  The Oregon… Continue Reading

Hazardous Food Items—Cats & Dogs

Comprehensive lists of common food items that are dangerous for cats and for dogs.  I like that they not only list the food items, but they also tell why they are dangerous.  You can download the lists as pdf’s to print and keep handy. (thanks Margaret) Foods You Should Not Feed Your Cat. Foods You… Continue Reading