Veterinary Toxicology Keene NH

While PBDEs and PFCs have been banned in many parts of Europe, they are still widely used in North America. But Naidenko says she has hope. “Now that we have this information, we can work toward manufacturing reform and better regulation.”

Court Street Veterinary Hosp
(603) 357-2455
686 Court St
Keene, NH

Data Provided by:
Monadnock Equine Veterinary
(603) 876-4820
464 Old Chesham Rd
Marlborough, NH

Data Provided by:
Walpole Veterinary Hospital
(603) 756-4731
Rte 12 S
Walpole, NH

Data Provided by:
Tenney Fritz & Combs Animal
(603) 924-3881
187 Union St
Peterborough, NH

Data Provided by:
Peterborough Veterinary Clinic
(603) 924-9615
205 Concord St
Peterborough, NH

Data Provided by:
Cheshire Animal Hospital
(603) 352-8585
505 Winchester St
Keene, NH

Data Provided by:
Keep'em Healthy Veterinary
(603) 242-6007
120 N Main St
Troy, NH

Data Provided by:
Jaffrey-Rindge Veterinary Clnc
(603) 532-7114
109 River St
Jaffrey, NH

Data Provided by:
Animal Care Clinic Pllc
(603) 924-9033
129 Concord St
Peterborough, NH

Data Provided by:
Northside Animal Hospital
(603) 296-0919
574 Arah Street
Hooksett, NH
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Data Provided by:

Is Your Pet a Toxic Dumping Ground?

Provided by: 

By Nora Simmons

You work hard to reduce your family’s exposure to household toxins, but your pets may face a greater risk than you, says Olga Naidenko, PhD, senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, “Where do our pets spend their time? They sleep on the couch, roll around on the carpet, and get dust carrying toxic chemicals all over their fur and then lick it off.”

Relative to humans, dogs are burdened with three times more perfluorochemicals (PFCs)—the chemicals used to stain-proof furniture and sometimes coat the inside of pet-food bags and cans. Our canine companions also face two and half times the amount of human exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants (PBDEs), which are used on furniture and carpet. And our kitties absorb a whopping 23 times more PBDEs than we do, which they store in fatty tissue. Studies have linked PBDEs to thyroid and liver problems as well as cancer.

While PBDEs and PFCs have been banned in many parts of Europe, they are still widely used in North America. But Naidenko says she has hope. “Now that we have this information, we can work toward manufacturing reform and better regulation.” In the meantime, here are some ways to lighten your pet’s toxic load:

∗ Choose pet food without the chemical preservatives BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin, and opt for organic or free-range ingredients to ensure pets are getting high-quality food.

∗ When you buy new furniture, resist adding stain-proofing treatments.

∗ Replace furniture or pet bedding whose exposed or crumbling foam may have been treated with flame retardants.

∗ Vacuum often, preferably using a HEPA filter. Since PFCs and PDBEs migrate through dust particles, keeping your carpets and furniture dust-free will help reduce contamination.

Author: Nora Simmons

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions

Local Events

Norwegian Elkhound Minutemen Association
Dates: 5/30/2015 – 5/30/2015
Location:
Middlesex County 4-H Fairgrounds Westford
View Details

Norwegian Elkhound Minutemen Association
Dates: 5/31/2015 – 5/31/2015
Location:
Middlesex County 4-H Fairgrounds Westford
View Details

Agility Club of New Hampshire
Dates: 12/13/2014 – 12/13/2014
Location:
American K9 Country Amherst
View Details

Agility Club of New Hampshire
Dates: 12/14/2014 – 12/14/2014
Location:
American K9 Country Amherst
View Details

Agility Club of New Hampshire
Dates: 1/3/2015 – 1/3/2015
Location:
American K9 Country Amherst
View Details