Xylitol: Dangerous substitute for sugar

Xylitol is gaining popularity everyday with humans. It is a sugar alcohol, that is healthier than sugar, due to its lower glycaemic index. It is used to sweeten sugar-free products such as gums, candies, and baked goods. Xylitol is highly toxic in dogs. The effects on cats are poorly researched but I would still recommend…

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Anticoagulent Rodenticide toxicity

  Humans have struggled with rodent infestations for years. Through science and technology the means of reducing and controlling infestations have improved. Unfortunately due to rat bait becoming more palatable for rats, ensuring that they ingest it, our animals started to ingest it too. What is a rodenticide? A rodenticide is a poison formulated to…

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Chocolate toxicity in cats and dogs

  Chocolate is well loved by humans everywhere. The only real dangers of chocolate for humans are gaining weight or having dental disease. Dogs find chocolate equally delicious, and even though cats are pickier eaters, the effect of chocolate on them stays the same What causes chocolate toxicity? Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine, which…

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