Pet Poisoning Podcast with Dr. Patrick Mahaney

Sometimes it can feel like the world is a bit of a scary place, perhaps a bit more harmful than it seemed growing up at least. We reached out to Dr. Patrick Mahaney to get some perspective on poisoning, specifically those items that most affect pets.

We asked Dr. Patrick:

  • For some updates on the risks of pet marijuana ingestion, now that the legalization of marijuana has been in effect a while.
  • If America’s opioid epidemic is having an effect on pets?
  • Which household product top his list of pet poisons?

Article referenced in this podcast: Make Spring Cleaning Pet Safe Instead of Pet Toxic

Next month we’ll be talking about first aid. Just leave us a note in the comments if you have a question for Dr. Patrick.


Dr. Patrick MahaneyDr. Patrick Mahaney is Los Angeles’ premier, concierge, house-call veterinarian through his company California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. He also provides holistic treatment for cancer patients at the Veterinary Cancer Group. Dr. Mahaney is a highly sought after certified veterinary journalist and shares his expert perspective on animal health and current events via Animal Wellness, AOL’s Paw NationHamptons PetThe Honest Kitchen Blog, PetMD’s The Daily VetPetSafePet World Insider, and Victoria Stilwell’s Positively.com. He co-hosts an internet radio show, Holistic Vets on the Radio Pet Lady Network. 

 Dr. Mahaney makes television appearances, including Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family and is the go-to-holistic veterinarian for Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. He participates in public speaking engagements through BlogPawsUCLA Extension, and Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mahaney is a member of many professional advocacy groups, including the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), and Lesbian Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA).

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