Poisoned bread in St. Paul – watch your dogs!

Is St. Paul dog-hater back? Neighbors concerned after suspicious bread found

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats – recall alert!

Georgia company recalling pet treats

A Georgia-based company is recalling some packages of dog treats due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Ga., said it is recalling packages of chicken treats in various sizes marked with lot number #132881 and expiration date […]

Day Lilies are TOXIC to cats!

The day lilies are blooming. They are beautiful and it’s very tempting to cut some flowers and put them in a vase in your house. DO NOT do this if you have cats! They are very toxic and lead to acute kidney failure. All parts of the lily are toxic including the water that you […]

11 Cat Emergencies need veterinary help right away

11 Cat Emergencies That Need Immediate Veterinary Attention Although some emergencies come on suddenly and are anything but subtle, it is true that many others start with vague symptoms

Dr. Eric Barchas | Jul 16th 2013 |

In my role as an emergency veterinarian I treat some very sick cats. And I also meet some […]

Keeping Pets Safe during the Holidays (Pet Poison Helpline)

Keeping Pets Safe this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a magical time to reconnect with family and friends, deck the halls, and celebrate the spirit of giving. Most pets seem to enjoy the holidays too and some are lucky enough to get their own stocking stuffed with new toys and treats. But […]


PRODUCT RECALL: There has been a recall involving many sizes of Levothyroxine Sodium tablets (3 different trade names) due to an incorrect in-process specification for blend uniformity criteria. Please check the numbers listed below if your pet is on thyroid medication and contact your veterinarian if needed. Please pass this on!

The AVMA gave […]

Major warning – cobalt 60 – a radioactive agent – is involved!

Customers who purchased these products between the dates of May 31 and June 20, 2012, should bring it to their local Petco store for a full refund. If you have any questions, please call Petco Customer Service at 877-738-6742.

SKU numbers can be found on labels inside and on the bottom of the bowls.

SKU […]

Tularemia or “Rabbit Fever”

Tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever,” is caused by a germ carried by rabbits and rodents. It can be passed on to pets and people, but it can’t be transmitted from person to person.

You can avoid infection by taking precautions to protect you and your pets.


Seek emergency veterinary care if you suspect your dog is bloating!

Bloating in dogs is a true emergency and time is crucial. I would contact your nearest animal emergency clinic (that is open). My links page has the websites of the emergency clinics in the Twin Cities area. If you know your dog is bloating – get in the car and drive there, but call the […]

Blue-green algae alert: Be careful with your dogs when swimming or cooling down.

Minnesota’s extended stretch of hot weather has prompted a warning about toxic blue-green algae.

The algae gathers on the surface of the water and is known to kill dogs if they drink enough of it. It can also cause rashes and respiratory problems for people. Be aware of the potential for trouble, and make sure […]