Green and blue recycling bins by the curb on a residential street.

Danger in your Compost: Mycotoxin Toxicity

You’ve heard of dumpster diving? Introducing green bin binging. Composting is a great, eco-friendly way to deal with your kitchen waste. However, your composter, whether its a backyard version in your yard, or your city “green” bin can look like a great snack to your dog, and the contents of your bin can be extremely…

A dog wearing pink sunglasses with bunny ears and surrounded by easter eggs in plastic grass.

Easter Tip Sheet

Just some quick reminders to keep your family pets safe as Easter approaches. 1. Easter Lilies are extremely dangerous to all pets. Please avoid having them in your home. Cats, especially indoor cats or those who have been housebound by the cold weather, are likely to snack on any greenery brought into the house. Even…

Sago Palm with Danger Tape.

Sago Palm Poisoning

Sago palm is an ornamental plant that is becoming quite popular and it is deadly. It causes liver failure in cats, dogs and people. Sago palms are sold as potted plants often with no warning on them and often not even labeled as Sago Palms. They are covered in spines which make people think that…

Two dogs lying cuddled together on a patio

Happy Valentine’s Day

Puppy love is the best kind (and kitty love, too of course). We at Blue Cross Animal Hospital wish you all a Happy Valentines Day! Just remember that this holiday poses a few hazards to your pet. Most importantly, remember that chocolate is extremely toxic to dogs. If you think your dog has consumed any…

Bread dough and flour with hazard tape in front.

Bread Dough Toxicity

With the holiday season just around the corner, many of us swing into action baking up a storm. After all, yummy baked goods are one of the best parts of the festivities. While you are in the kitchen, keep in mind that yeast-based dough is potentially very dangerous to pets. There are two main reasons…