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Toxic and Dangerous Foods Your Pets Should Never Eat

Not everything that you eat is safe for your pet to eat as well. What may be delicious to you could harm our furry friends! Here is a list of foods to avoid when it comes to pets:


Toxic Food for Your Pets 

  • Xylitol -  Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in some candy and gum- it can cause low blood glucose, seizures, or even liver failure in dogs. 

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Summer Heat & Your Pets

Temperature elevation in your dog can happen for more than one reason-- they could have a fever (which often means infection), or it could be elevated from environmental factors such as heat and humidity. A dog’s normal temperature ranges from 99 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, and temperatures in the 103-105 range could mean heat exhaustion. Above 105 degrees Fahrenheit, your pet becomes at risk for heatstroke, and it could be fatal. 


Predisposing & Environmental Factors

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Snakebites - Types of Venomous Snakes in Central Texas

There are four venomous snakes in Central Texas, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife. Three of these snakes are known as pit vipers- Copperheads, Cottonmouths (also known as Water Moccasins), and Rattlesnakes. The fourth venomous snake that lives in Central Texas is the Coral snake. Known for its order of colors of bright red, yellow and black stripes these snakes are commonly mistaken for milk snakes. This happens because they share the same colors, but the milk snake has red touching black instead of red touching yellow, and they are not venomous.

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