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What Food Should You Keep Away From Your Pets This Easter?

Food is a massive part of Easter. Whether you are religious and celebrating, or whether you just like getting big chocolate eggs, you will be surrounded by food.

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What Fruits Can Dogs Eat?

Everybody knows the way to a dog's heart is through their stomach, and pet owners always strive to provide their furry friends with the most well-balanced, healthy diet they can.

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Is Xylitol Poisonous To Dogs?

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that is commonly used as an alternative to sugar in many human food products and medications.

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Is Vitamin D Poisonous To Dogs?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs as it helps to balance calcium levels in the body, which is important for the bones, muscles, nerves and all cells in the body.

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Are Slug Pellets (Metaldehyde) Toxic For Dogs & Cats?

Metaldehyde is highly toxic to dogs and cats and is a common ingredient in some slug and snail pellets (although not all pellets contain metaldyhyde so check the label).

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Is Rat Bait Poisonous To Pets?

Poisons that are used to kill rats and mice can also be toxic to dogs, and are unfortunately quite attractive for them to eat, given their palatable flavour.

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Why Is Permethrin Toxic To Cats?

Permethrin is a commonly used insecticide in dog-only flea control products such as spot-ons, sprays, collars and shampoos.

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A Guide To Paracetamol Toxicity In Cats

Paracetamol is extremely toxic to cats and should never be given to treat pain in cats – it will do far more harm than good.

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A Guide To Onion & Garlic Toxicity in Pets

Onions and other members of the allium family, such as garlic, leeks and chives contain chemicals that are toxic to dogs.

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A Guide To NSAID Toxicity In Pets

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a very common class of pain relief medications that include ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen.

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Guide to Blue-green Algae Toxicity in Dogs

Despite the name, blue-green algae is not actually algae at all, but is the name given to a group of bacteria (cyanobacteria) that can be found in stagnant water.

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Why Are Lilies Toxic To Cats?

Despite their beautiful appearance, lilies are highly toxic to cats. All parts of the plant are toxic, including the flower, pollen and leaves.

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