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Manufacturer of d-CON rodent poison reaches agreement with EPA

Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturer of d-CON rat and mouse poisons, has reportedly agreed to stop selling some its products that contain chemicals the EPA has deemed to be a risk to people, pets or wildlife. Twelve products are on the list and they will no longer be distributed beyond March 31, 2015. The EPA has […]

Marijuana smoke harmful to pets

I just received a press release from the Pet Poison Helpline, concerning the dangers of marijuana to pets. For those who choose to smoke marijuana – fine. But those who expose others to the second-hand smoke, including the exposure to pets, are stepping over the line. It is clearly harmful to pets – and certainly […]

A pack of news items from the vault – on pet health and advocacy

I’m trying to play catch-up today on some newsworthy items I’ve collected over the last couple of weeks. First up – A CBC article out of Canada relating to designer pets and the health issues that can crop up with them. The article focuses on the number of pets who face an early death because […]