Kedron Valley Veterinary Blog

Xylitol now found in certain peanut and nut butters

When we give our dogs something tasty, like peanut butter, we wouldn’t have often thought that it might contain a dangerous ingredient, after all, it’s peanut butter! With the growing popularity of natural sugar substitutes, xylitol- a natural sweetener known to cause hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis in dogs - is showing up in some unlikely places. Read the article from DVM360 about hidden risks to your pet’s health.

The Story on Leptospirosis

Leptosporosis is a hot topic in the veterinary world. At least once each year your veterinary team wants to boost your dog's Leptospirosis vaccine or checks in to see if your dog is vaccinated. Have you wondered, 'Why?' or 'What is Lepto and what's the big deal?' Read the article, courtesy of the AVMA, to find out more.