Give the Use of Hydrogen Peroxide for decontamination a second thought

I am sure your front desk receives multiple calls weekly about one of your patients ingesting an item that may either be toxic or which can potentially cause an obstruction.  Often the owners’ are instructed to administer hydrogen peroxide to induce emesis.  How do we know that this is a safe recommendation?  Is there a better option? 

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Parvo and Panleukopenia?

There has been a recent increase in canine Parvoviral enteritis cases presenting to the VMC.  This seasonality and quantity has not changed, but we have been obtaining false negative point-of-care Parvo SNAP tests.  We are gathering data to present to IDEXX to discuss this matter, but in the meantime we want you to be aware of this issue.  

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