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Adverse Drug or Chemical Reactions

Antifreeze from major manufacturers now have bitter taste to help protect dogs

All major manufacturers in the United States have voluntarily begun to add a bitter-tasting agent to antifreeze and engine coolant products to discourage children and animals from drinking it. Historically, the toxic fluids had a sweet taste that appealed to pets and small children. Now antifreeze and coolant made by Prestone, Old World, Valvoline, Chevron, Shell, Recochem, Safety Kleen and Exxon Mobil include the bitterant, denatonium benzoate. The bittering agent has been used in household...
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Flea collars banned and declared poisonous

Multiple flea and tick collar products for dogs have been banned in France following concerns that chemicals contained in the products pose a risk to children's health. Following France's lead, a manufacturer of flea collars in the UK has voluntarily recalled several of its flea collar products. France's veterinarian medical ruling body recalled 76 products after French scientists studied three cases where children may have absorbed diazinon (also known as Dimplylate) through their skin after...
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Newest Articles

Mickey the paralized dog

There is this kind and precious dog that we call Mickey, and I want to tell his story. He was hit by a car and he lived near some factory all by himself. The workers of the factory hit him. One day a nice vet Mihai Grigori found him and took him to the clinic. He was examined and they found out that nothing could be done, Mickey would stay paralized. But he had so...
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Newfoundland Dog labeled dangerous spared from euthanasia; re-homed with bonded sibling

Two Newfoundland dogs, Chum and Champ, have been spared after the two were involved in a dog attack and faced euthanasia. A year-long court case finally came to conclusion in Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in British Columbia, Canada, when the judge ruled that Chum, who was deemed dangerous, could be rehomed with her sibling. The two young dogs were seized by the CVRD on January 26, 2012 and, at the time, recommendation was made to destroy the pair....
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DANGEROUS PET PRODUCT CHEMICAL!

WARNING!! D-LIMONENE CHEMICAL HAS THE POTENTIAL TO KILL YOUR DOG OR CAT!! Our beloved dog named Ginger almost died when a groomer used a d-limonene shampoo on her. Her skin became so red and inflamed that her blood vessels in her skin filled up with fluid and blood spilled into her lungs. She couldn't breathe and could not stop coughing up blood. We rushed her to the vet hospital and she was placed in an...
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The effect of Greenies and putting a dog on a tie out not on a regular basis

Talk about your world going up in a tornado! This world spin is about my family, The McCorkel’s – Julie (wife/mom), Mark (husband/dad) and Peanut (dog/daughter). This adventure started the weekend of Father's Day 2012. McCorkel family went to Julie's sister's camper in Moose Lake, MN. We were tenting so we got Peanut on her tie out and started to setup our tent. Our weekend was what we thought was normal. Peanut barking, going nuts...
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Antifreeze from major manufacturers now have bitter taste to help protect dogs

All major manufacturers in the United States have voluntarily begun to add a bitter-tasting agent to antifreeze and engine coolant products to discourage children and animals from drinking it. Historically, the toxic fluids had a sweet taste that appealed to pets and small children. Now antifreeze and coolant made by Prestone, Old World, Valvoline, Chevron, Shell, Recochem, Safety Kleen and Exxon Mobil include the bitterant, denatonium benzoate. The bittering agent has been used in household...
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Flea collars banned and declared poisonous

Multiple flea and tick collar products for dogs have been banned in France following concerns that chemicals contained in the products pose a risk to children's health. Following France's lead, a manufacturer of flea collars in the UK has voluntarily recalled several of its flea collar products. France's veterinarian medical ruling body recalled 76 products after French scientists studied three cases where children may have absorbed diazinon (also known as Dimplylate) through their skin after...
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Xylitol a controversial ingredient for oral hygiene products for dogs

Some water additive products that are used for oral hygiene care in dogs contain a controversial ingredient, known to be toxic to dogs. Xylitol - a natural sugar often found in human products such as sugarless gum and toothpaste - is found in water additives such as Breathalyser PLUS and C.E.T. AquaDent that are sold in veterinarian offices and pet supply stores throughout North America. Xylitol is used in these products to help reduce cavities...
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Adverse Drug Reactions to Ivermectin

Uses for Ivermectin Ivermectin belongs to a class of drugs known as antihelmintics. It works by paralyzing and killing parasites. Ivermectin was introduced in the mid 1980's as a broad-spectrum anti-parasite medication. It is effective against most common intestinal worms (except tapeworms), most mites, and some lice. It is also effective against larval heartworms (the "microfilariae" that circulate in the blood) but not against adult heartworms (that live in the heart and pulmonary arteries). For...
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FDA warning for Douxo Seborrhea Shampoo

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine is alerting veterinarians and pet owners to use caution with the use of an unapproved animal drug product, Douxo Seborrhea Shampoo (0.1% phytosphingosine), distributed by Sogeval Laboratories, Inc. of Coppell, Texas. FDA recently received a report of the death of a woman associated with the use of the product on her dog, an event that occurred in March. The adverse event report describes a woman...
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DOUXO Seborrhea Shampoo FDA CAUTION!

If you have or are currently using Douxo Seborrhea Shampoo for your dog's skin issues AND especially if you have asthma or any other respiratory conditions, PLEASE read the following FDA Caution and then return it to your vet and ask for Virbac's Sebolux or another safe alternative that is actually FDA approved. This stuff wasn't ever approved by the FDA and I'm kicking myself now for not researching better before using it. If I...
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