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Common Poisonings in Dogs & Cats, Vol. II

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Contents

The 10 most common toxicoses in dogs

Dogs are usually exposed to potentially toxic household products and medications accidentally. But sometimes well-intentioned owners unknowingly give their dogs harmful products and medications.

The 10 most common toxicoses in cats

Cats are sensitive to many toxic agents, sometimes in ways unique to their species. In addition, cats are less likely than dogs to expose themselves through curious ingestions, but cats will nibble on potentially deadly agents, such as lilies. Cats also can jump to high places and obtain materials assumed to be out of reach. And because of their grooming behavior, cats with dermal exposure are likely to receive an oral dose as well.

5-Fluorouracil toxicosis in dogs

5-Fluorouracil, a pyrimidine analogue, is considered an antimetabolite. It destroys rapidly dividing cells, so it is used to treat many neoplastic conditions.

Bufo species toxicosis: Big toad, big problem

It is common for companion animals to mouth toads. Oral exposure to larger toad species such as marine and Colorado River toads can be life-threatening. Fortunately,

Antihistamine toxicosis

Antihistamines are H1-receptor antagonists widely used in human and veterinary medicine to provide symptomatic relief allergic signs caused by histamine release, including pruritus and anaphylactic reactions.

Zinc toxicosis from penny ingestion in dogs

It is common for pets, especially dogs, to ingest coins. Among the circulating U.S. coins, only pennies pose a toxicity hazard.

Macadamia nut toxicosis in dogs

Macadamia nuts are cultivated in the United States from Macadamia integrifolia and Macadamia tetraphylla trees commonly found in Hawaii.

Marijuana exposure in animals

Marijuana, made from the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa), is a commonly used recreational drug in people.

Spring-blooming bulbs: A year-round problem

Bulbous flowering plants are popular for beautifying the home and garden, but these plants or their bulbs can pose a toxic threat to pets.

How dangerous are winter and spring holiday plants to pets?

Veterinarians are frequently faced with questions regarding potential plant poisonings, especially around the holidays, when festive plants may be placed in locations accessible to curious pets.

Metaldehyde toxicosis

Metaldehyde, a tetramer of acetaldehyde, is a common ingredient in commercial snail and slug baits in the United States.

Disulfoton: A deadly threat in pets

Disulfoton (O, O-diethyl-S-2-ethylthioethylphosphorodithioate), also called oxydisulfoton, is an organophosphorus insecticide and acaricide that is highly toxic in mammals.

Bromethalin: The other rodenticide

While most veterinarians are familiar with anticoagulant and cholecalciferol rodent baits, many are unfamiliar with bromethalincontaining baits.

Paintball toxicosis in dogs

In a contest similar to capture the flag, opponents in a paintball game shoot paintballs at each other from air guns.

The dangers of nicotine ingestion in dogs

A10-year-old, 70.4-lb (32-kg) spayed female Labrador retriever mix was presented to the emergency service at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine for evaluation of hypersalivation, tremors, and disorientation.

Baclofen overdose in dogs

Baclofen (Lioresal—Novartis) is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant.

Helping animals exposed to the herbicide paraquat

Last summer, an epizootic of paraquat poisoning caused the deaths of at least seven dogs in Portland, Ore.

Kalanchoe species poisoning in pets

Kalanchoe is a genus of 150 to 200 plant species, most ofwhich are native to southernAfrica, Madagascar, and Australia.

Raisins and grapes: Potentially lethal treats for dogs

BETWEEN 1999 AND 2001, 10 dogs were reported to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) because of acute gastrointestinal and renal toxicosis after they had ingested large quantities of raisins or grapes.

Moth repellent toxicosis

Between 2002 and 2004, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) staff members consulted on 158 cases of moth repellent ingestion.

Allium species poisoning in dogs and cats

Wild and domesticated Allium species have been used for culinary and ethnomedicinal purposes since the beginning of recorded history.

The dangers of yew ingestion

For millennia, people used yew alkaloids as both a method of suicide and a chemical weapon during hunting and warfare.

The toxicity of iron, an essential element

Iron is the most abundant trace mineralin the body and is an essential element in most biological systems.

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