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Advice to Dog Owners Whose Pets Take NSAIDs

VP Client Information Sheets
By VIN Community Contributors
by Michele Sharkey, DVM, Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation; Margarita Brown, DVM, Office of Surveillance and Compliance; and Linda Wilmot, DVM, Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, of the FDA

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) have provided pain control for many dogs and offer significant benefits. But it is important that you are aware of potential side effects when administering drugs to your dog. All NSAIDs should be used with caution, because they all have the potential for serious side effects, especially gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, perforations, even in rare cases kidney damage and liver problems.

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Safe Gardening

THE PET HEALTH LIBRARY
By Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP
Educational Director, VeterinaryPartner.com

Are any of the Plants in Your Yard Poisonous to Your Pets?

Poisonous plants can mean disaster for the family pet. Check this external link to: The Cornell University Toxic Plant Index. All pet owners should bookmark this site, which has photographs of plants that are poisonous to pets. Following are just a few examples:

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Holiday Safety Tips

The Pet Health Library
By Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP
Educational Director, VeterinaryPartner.com

EACH HOLIDAY SEASON WE OFFER A REMINDER OF THE HAZARDS OF THE SEASON THAT FACE YOUR PET

Be careful how you deck your halls! The holiday season is generally a time of family togetherness in which even our pets participate. One’s thoughts generally are far fromthoughts of injury; however, one must be aware of some important seasonal hazards in order to insure a happy holiday season.

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