Are We Making Our Pets Sick?
..Dr. Robert Poppenga............................
You are as cautious any parent of a human child when it comes to the health and welfare of your four legged charges. But could the world around you be conspiring to expose your pet to toxins? What are some of the most common poisons that your pet may encounter? How would you know if your pet has been sickened? Can you avoid the possibility of inadvertent toxic exposures?
Dr. Robert Poppenga, a veterinarian and head of the Toxicology Section of the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System at the University of California, Davis will help answer these question and more.
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Dr. Poppenga graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978, and also earned a PhD in Toxicology from Illinois in 1987. He is currently the head of the Toxicology Section of the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Poppenga’s veterinary research focuses on clinical, wildlife and diagnostic toxicology, as well as diagnostic testing methods for animal intoxications and biomarker development to better define exposure to toxicants. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicologists and a recipient of the AVMA Congressional Science Fellowship. Dr. Poppenga has authored dozens of publications on animal intoxication.