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Stocking a Pet First Aid Kit

Published on March 11, 2014
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National Poison Prevention Week is March 16 – 22, 2014, and while much of the focus is on educating parents of small children, Pet Poison Helpline says to remember that pets can be just as vulnerable! Dogs and cats have insatiable curiosity and tend to get into trouble investigating new things by licking or tasting …continue reading

Top 10 Most Frequent Dog and Cat Toxins of 2013

Published on January 15, 2014
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For many people, January is a time for reflecting on the past year and making positive changes for healthier, more fulfilling and safer lifestyles. The veterinarians and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline are helping make 2014 healthier and safer for pets by providing these “Top Ten Lists” of household items that generated the most …continue reading

How to Keep Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Published on December 3, 2013
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We love the holidays for celebrating some of life’s happiest moments and making memories with loved ones. Dogs and cats love the holidays too, especially when their owners and guests share extra time and pet treats with them. But all the interesting foods and decorations in our homes during the holidays can be irresistible to …continue reading

Pet Marijuana Intoxication on the Rise

Published on September 11, 2013
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On the heels of the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and Washington, last week the Justice Department effectively announced it won’t challenge other states’ attempts to legalize the drug for medical or recreational use. While marijuana is still classified as illegal, eight new federal enforcement priorities were issued that essentially discourage federal …continue reading

4th of July Pet Safety Tips

Published on June 24, 2013
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The 4th of July is a time for celebration and parties, but for some pets it can be traumatic. Things like fireworks, some barbecue foods, pool chemicals and even salt water can turn the holiday into a nightmare for pets. “Noise phobias are by far the most common issue for pets and their owners, but …continue reading

Venomous Creatures Poisonous to Pets in North America

Published on May 6, 2013
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It’s spring and many pet owners are itching to spend quality time outdoors with their pets. While run-ins with poisonous creatures can be infrequent, pets are curious and it’s not uncommon for them to investigate other living things that move. These “interrogations” can quickly escalate into deadly situations when dealing with a creature that protects …continue reading

Keeping Pets Safe: Poison Prevention Week

Published on March 11, 2013
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For more than 50 years and since its inception by Congress in 1961, the third week in March has been designated as National Poison Prevention Week. This year it falls on March 17-23, and the veterinarians and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline are urging everyone to remember the four-legged members of the family, as …continue reading

Top Five Cat Toxins of 2012

Published on January 30, 2013
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How to keep your feline friend safe in 2013 Sometimes it seems like cats can defy the laws of physics. They have a keen sense of balance and nearly always land squarely on their feet, which contributes to the “nine lives” myth. But cats also have a keen sense of curiosity, which can lead them …continue reading

Keeping Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Published on November 28, 2012
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The holiday season is a magical time to reconnect with family and friends, deck the halls, and celebrate the spirit of giving. Most pets seem to enjoy the holidays too and some are lucky enough to get their own stocking stuffed with new toys and treats. But fun times can quickly turn to tragedy when …continue reading

Pet Poison Helpline Reaches Out to Pet Owners with iPhone App and Pet Owner Webinar

Published on November 6, 2012
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As part of an ongoing effort to keep animals safe, Pet Poison Helpline offers several ways for pet owners to learn about dangerous and potentially deadly poisons that lurk in their homes and gardens. Already downloaded by thousands of pet owners, Pet Poison Helpline recently launched an  iPhone app that has an extensive database of …continue reading