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4 days ago


Xylitol is a common sugar substitute that causes low blood sugar and liver injury, and requires immediate medical attention. This ingredient is found in a number of foods and household items, including sugar-free gum, peanut butter, and toothpaste.

Learn more about xylitol and what items to look out for in this article from the FDA:

If you suspect your pet has consumed a product containing xylitol, immediately call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435, your primary care veterinarian, or contact an emergency veterinary hospital.

Remember, Avets is open 24/7/365 for pet emergencies: 412-373-4200. ...

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5 days ago


Ultrasound is a valuable imaging modality that's used to view internal body structures to identify abnormalities or malfunction. This versatile diagnostic tool allows us to evaluate your pet’s body in areas including the abdomen, thorax, heart, urogenital structures, and eyes. Ultrasound can also be used to identify fluid accumulation in body cavities, tumors, and other abnormal soft-tissue growths. As needed, ultrasound may guide the collection of biopsies or fluid for evaluation.

To learn more about the capabilities of our Internal Medicine service, visit our website: ...

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1 week ago


Poisonous Pills for Pets ⚠️

About one-quarter of all calls made to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) involve human medications. The APCC provided the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) with the 10 most common human medication calls they receive. See the full list and tips on how to keep your pets safe at: ...

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The temperature over the next few days is expected to drop near and below freezing! ❄️ Remember to be extra cautious when bringing your pets outside during these particularly chilly days. Things to look out for include symptoms of hypothermia, patches of ice and sharp ice fragments, and ice melt products. Learn more by visiting our website: ...

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2 weeks ago


Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is a beneficial treatment for pets who may have ingested a toxic substance or experienced a medication overdose.

CRRT mimics the function of the kidneys, removing toxins while limiting drops in blood pressure and changes in electrolytes, pH, and fluid balance. It's similar to dialysis but has fewer complications.

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