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Podcast Episode: Protecting Your Pets from Holiday Hazards: A Comprehensive Guide with Veterinary Toxicologist Dr. Renee Schmid

Dr. Lindsey Wendt co-hosts our chat with Dr. Renee Schmid, a veterinary toxicologist from Pet Poison Helpline, who sheds light on the all-too-common issue of toxicity in pets during the festive period. From chocolate to poinsettias, human medications, decorations, xylitol,  marijuana and more. Dr. Schmid  highlights the common everyday hazards that pets may fall prey to, underscoring the importance of keeping these items out of their reach. She also offers practical advice for when your furry friend ingests something potentially toxic. Learn the vital importance of staying calm, gathering information, and understanding how certain substances can affect your pet. We wrap up with a look at the crucial role of veterinary clinics and public education in raising awareness about toxin concerns.

Useful Links:

Pet Poison Helpline : 1-855-764-7661


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*This podcast is for informational purposes only, even if, and regardless of whether it features the advice of veterinarians or professional dog trainers. It is not, nor is it intended to be a substitute for professional veterinary care or personalized canine behavior advice and should not be used as so. The views expressed in this podcast are solely those of the podcast author or the individual views of those participating in the podcast.


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