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The Case of Namari the Wallaby and Lucky Bamboo

Published on March 20, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Bill Ward Candi Amundson knew it was going to be an interesting case when she heard one word: Wallaby. “It was definitely a first for me,” the Pet Poison Helpline Certified Veterinary Technician said with a chuckle. “I even asked, ‘You mean that’s not your pet’s name, that’s the species?’ ” Veterinary associate Dr. …continue reading

A Good End: Gratitude and That One Last Gift

Published on March 14, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

Renee DiPietro, CVT, Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Veterinary Information Specialist Puppy waggles and muddy noses bring joy, laughter, and immense fulfillment, igniting love in ways that can be unexpected. These moments evolve into to raucous games of fetch, miles of partnered runs,  hikes in dappled forests, races  down the beach, and long car rides with your …continue reading

Top Ten 2016 Toxins in Dogs and Cats

Published on March 13, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Lynn R. Hovda, RPH, DVM, MS, DACVIM Director, Veterinary Services In time for Poison Prevention Week each year, veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline review the prior year’s case records to identify specific toxins resulting in the most consults from pet owners and veterinarians. Some of the toxins are species specific such as lilies in cats …continue reading

Dogs at Weddings

Published on March 2, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Maja Ferrell With wedding season right around the corner and the popularity of including four-legged family members in wedding photos, many couples are considering adding their dogs (or other well-behaved pets) to the ever extending guest list. As someone who had three dogs attend their wedding, it was a great memory to have with …continue reading

Top 6: What NOT to do!

Published on January 31, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

By Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist If you’re a regular Pet Poison Helpline reader, you’ve no doubt seen our previous blogs and articles about pet health care, first aid, and emergency care with lots of information about what to do.  But it might be just as important to know what NOT to do. …continue reading


Published on January 12, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist I am here to tell you, xylitol kills dogs! Let’s get the word out! Tell your friends with dogs, your family that have dogs, the neighbor down the street walking their dog, just get the word out! Not a week goes by where I don’t have …continue reading

To Make the World Safer for Pets!

Published on January 5, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Recently, our boss sent out our Pet Poison Helpline Mission Statement to all employees with a request for feedback in the event that this needed to be updated to reflect our current goals.  It is a very simple mission statement, but it really says it all …continue reading

Antifreeze Poisoning… Vodka as an Antidote?

Published on January 5, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Roni Holewinski, CVT Industry Representative Antifreeze poisoning is commonly encountered in veterinary clinics every winter.  While there may be a variety of different “antifreezes” used in today’s automotive antifreeze products, ethylene glycol poses the greatest risk to pets and is what we’re discussing in this post.  Ethylene glycol is so dangerous that just 2 teaspoons …continue reading

Keeping Dogs Safe and Happy in the Snow

Published on December 20, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Maja Ferrell Customer Service Follow-up Specialist When I adopted my two dogs, Manny and Charles, we were all living in hot and humid Austin, Texas. It is very unlikely that either of them had ever seen or experienced snow prior to our move to my home state of Minnesota a few years later. It was …continue reading

Pet Poison Helpline and Link AKC Partnership

Published on December 9, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

Pet Poison Helpline is excited to announce a new partnership with Link AKC, creators of a premier, smart collar for your dog.  Features of this collar include the ability to track a lost dog with GPS, monitor activity, log vet records, receive ambient temperature alerts, and much more all from your cell phone. In addition, …continue reading