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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

Pet Poison Helpline Warns Pet Owners about Halloween Dangers

Published on October 8, 2012
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The Most Prevalent Toxic Substances A record-setting 70 percent of Americans celebrated Halloween in 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Unfortunately, it was also a very busy time at Pet Poison Helpline. During the week surrounding Halloween in 2011, call volumes increased by 21 percent, making it one of the call center’s busiest weeks …continue reading

Tips for Keeping Pets Safe this 4th of July

Published on June 18, 2012
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Fireworks safety and common barbecue foods to avoid When celebrating with family and friends this 4th of July, remember that fireworks and some common barbecue foods can be hazardous to the well-being of pets. The veterinary and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline offer pet owners these tips for a safe and happy holiday. “Pets …continue reading

Protecting Pets from Poisons in the Yard and Garden

Published on May 7, 2012
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After an unseasonably warm winter, many gardens and yards around the country are growing and blossoming well ahead of schedule. Outdoor enthusiasts who are also pet owners are delighted with the early onset of spring, enjoying their outdoor living spaces while watching their pets run and play. The veterinary and toxicology experts at Pet Poison …continue reading

New iPhone Application and Mobile-enabled Website

Published on April 24, 2012
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The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline continue to bring poison prevention information to pet owners and veterinarians, this time putting it at their fingertips on their smartphones. Pet Poison Helpline now offers a handy iPhone application that contains an extensive database of foods, drugs, chemicals and plants commonly found in the home and yard that …continue reading

Five Common Feline Toxins

Published on April 18, 2012
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Pet Poison Helpline Advises Cat Owners to be Aware of These Dangerous Toxins How to keep your cat safe this upcoming year It is no surprise that dogs and cats are, by far, the most common pets in U.S. households today. The cat population in the U.S. outnumbers dogs by more than 10 million, making them …continue reading

Remember Pets during Poison Prevention Week March 18-24

Published on March 5, 2012
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Pet Poison Helpline Raising Awareness of Household Dangers to Pets The 50th anniversary of Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24, 2012, marking five decades of safer homes and saved lives. While much of the nationally-recognized effort has been directed at raising awareness with parents of small children, the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline remind us …continue reading

Valentine’s Day Tips from Pet Poison Helpline

Published on February 6, 2012
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Ideas for keeping pets safe from potential dangers Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with this holiday of love comes gifts, many of which include candies and flowers. The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline share some of the most common culprits of pet poisonings related to these well-intentioned gifts. “Unfortunately, some well-intentioned gifts …continue reading

It Can Happen to the Best of Us

Published on January 25, 2012
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By: Ronald M. Kraft, DVM Danger lurks everywhere if our pets are smarter than we are. Have I ever told you about Leonard? He is my 13-year-old yellow lab, a rescue from the SPCA. My wife and I spent the first few years learning to lock the pantry to keep him from opening the door. Whatever we tried, he …continue reading

Top 5 Most Hazardous Handbag Contents

Published on December 5, 2011
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Handbags: Reservoirs for Items Toxic to Pets To a dog or cat, a handbag or backpack can be like an amusement park. In one compact place, she can find many flavorful treasures to nuzzle, sniff and chew. This wouldn’t be so much of a problem if all the contents in handbags and backpacks were safe …continue reading