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Garden Pet Safety

Many of us enjoy growing our own fruits and vegetables in the summer.  Unfortunately, several of these plants can be harmful to pets.  In this podcast, we will discuss which plants we should be careful to keep away from our pets, and which ones can be potentially toxic.  

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Sunscreen Safety for Pets

Is sunscreen safe to use on your pets? In this podcast we will discuss whether or not it’s safe to use on sunscreen on your pets. 

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Read the Label - Flea and Tick Products

In today’s podcast we will discuss how to properly apply flea and tick products to your pets.  

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Cough Drops and Pets

In this podcast, we’ll talk about your everyday cough drop and the dangers they can pose to your pets if ingested. 

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Human Medication Prevention for your Pets

Over-the-counter medications were the number one cause for animal poison cases in 2015.  We had more than 28,500 reported cases that year.  In this podcast, we’ll talk about human medication and the dangers they can pose to your pets if ingested. 

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Pets and Poinsettia Myths

Yes, poinsettias are one of the most commonly seen plants during this time of year.  However, the plant can get a bad rep from old rumors that seem to never go away.  Let’s take a deeper look at the poinsettia plant to determine whether or not this is something we really need to be concerned about. 

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

In today’s podcast we will be talking about the dangers the Thanksgiving holiday can pose to your pets and how to keep them safe during the holidays. 

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Misconceptions about Chocolate and Pets

Most people know that chocolate is bad for their pets, but what does that mean?  What would happen if your pet ate a bar of chocolate when you weren't looking? Would your pet get sick?  Do you need to take them to the vet?   In this podcast, we’ll talk about misconceptions about chocolate and pets. 

 

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Backyard Chickens - Part 2

This podcast is the second in a two part series on backyard chickens.  As previously mentioned, the rise in popularity of organic “farm to table” eating, has certainly influenced the rise in the number of backyard chickens. 

In today’s segment, we will review some plants that are harmful to chickens, as well as discuss heavy metal toxicities, such as lead poisoning.  Preventing access to these toxins will also help to protect families that consume the eggs or meat.

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Backyard Chickens - Part 1

The rise in popularity of organic “farm to table” eating, has certainly influenced the rise in the number of backyard chickens.  And backyard chickens provide an array of benefits to their caretakers.   

In this podcast, we discuss potential toxins for backyard chickens.  In part one, we focus on foods to avoid feeding and risks with rodenticides.
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