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National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

Published on April 13, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Human Safety,Pet Facts,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week is April 8-14th 2018. This is a week designed to say thank you and to show appreciation to all the animal control officers who are hard working and dedicated to helping pets and people in the community every day. There are times when …continue reading

Dental Care for Pets: Building Blocks for Health

Published on April 6, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Renee DiPietro, LVT Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Why? Why is it important to support our pet’s dental health? As in human healthcare, a healthy mouth has a strong link to overall wellness. Dogs, cats, and many other companion and farm animals can have dental issues arise if they are not provided with dental care from an …continue reading

Fact vs. Fiction: Common Misconceptions About Pet Poisonings

Published on April 2, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Michelle Willis, RVT, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist   Time: All poisons are instant. False! The majority of toxins need time to act. There are many toxins that will take hours to days before we see any symptoms. (For example, Long Acting Anticoagulant Rodenticides can take days for signs to show). This is something to …continue reading

Exotic Hybrid Cats and Their Hidden Dangers

Published on June 30, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts,Uncategorized

By Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology The tigress crouches as she stalks her prey, her eyes dilated to take in the sparse light of a cloudy night. Closer and closer she moves on silent, padded feet. Her prey shows no awareness of its danger. Suddenly, she pounces, administering the killing neck bite and …continue reading

The Ubiquitous Flea!

Published on July 20, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Looking through the Pet Poison Helpline blog archives, I see that we discuss external parasites a LOT, especially during the spring and summer.  Dealing with the bugs that bug us can definitely be a frustrating, time consuming, labor intensive business!  One bug that is especially vexing is the …continue reading

Remembering Where Our Best Friends Came From

Published on November 14, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts

By: Candi Amundson, CVT Staff Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline I have recently heard of some “new” breeds from some of our concerned callers: Collapso (Collie/Lhasa), Poinsetter (Pointer/Setter), and a Blabador (Bloodhound/Labrador).  This really made me step back and remember the domestication of dogs and the true meaning of, “a man’s best friend.” …continue reading

Pet First Aid 102

Published on June 17, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Dr. Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT In this posting, we’re going to focus on how to check vital signs on your pet. Believe it not, it’s harder to check vitals on your pet than you think. When in doubt, practice, as it’s really important. Why? Because helps us when we perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) …continue reading

Cool Animal Facts

Published on July 29, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Facts

Top friendliest cat cities! Cheers to the top 10 cat-friendly cities out there! Tampa Phoenix San Francisco Portland Denver Boston Seattle San Diego Atlanta Minneapolis The CATalyst Council, a coalition of the veterinary community, academia, industry, non-profits and animal welfare organizations, just came out with their top 10 list in hopes of calling attention to …continue reading