Dogs Consuming Marijuana

Cannabis sativa is a member of the Cannabaceae family. Slang terms include pot, weed and Mary Jane, just to name a few. Marijuana, or THC, affects receptors in the brain which alter normal neurotransmitter function. Dogs and cats can be poisoned by marijuana from second hand smoke exposure, or from direct ingestion of marijuana or baked foods (e.g., pot brownies, …

Lawn Fertilizer and Pets

Every spring, nature wakes up and the amazing cycle of the seasons renews. And, each season, we look out at our lawns after a long winter and we want to help it along by adding fertilizer. But, is it safe to use lawn fertilizers around our pets? Lawns provide a grassy space for our pets to run and play, however …

Ticks

Ticks, ticks and ticks… Ticks are eight legged little buggers that attach to a host and suck blood for feeding and to advance to their next life-stage. In their habitat, they climb up on stalks of grass and shrubs and stick out their front legs waiting for a host to pass along (called questing), they then grab hold and start …