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Pet Safety Tips

XYLITOL…… OH HELP!

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

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

The Top 15 Things Veterinary Toxicologists Refuse to Have in Their Homes

Published on December 6, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Jaime Shriver, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology When I set out to write this article it was originally “top 5 things” and then it grew into “top 10 things” and ultimately I have concluded there are a lot of dangerous household items pet owners should be aware of!!!    #15 Grapes and Raisins… I don’t …continue reading

Holiday & Winter Toxins

Published on December 5, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Veterinarian Tips

Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT & Renee Schmid, DVM Download a PDF of this article During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to let your guard down when it comes to preventing toxic exposures to your pet.  While the holidays bring more challenges to the already difficult winter months, …continue reading

Top Five Pet Food Questions

Published on November 17, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist When I’m in a social gathering and folks learn I’m a veterinary technician the topic often turns to pet food and nutrition.  People have lots of questions and that’s understandable!  Just glance down the aisles of any pet store and you’ll see a mind-boggling variety of pet …continue reading

Dingo’s Top 5 Tips on Returning a Lost Dog

Published on October 12, 2016
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By Maja Ferrell Customer Service Follow-up Specialist Just this past weekend my husband and I opened our home to a lost dog. We decided to spend our weekend enjoying a short camping trip with our own two dogs. Our car was packed and we were ready to have a great time hiking in the fall. …continue reading

Rodenticide Reminder

Published on October 6, 2016
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Poisoning from rodenticides is one of the most common types of intoxications managed by Pet Poison Helpline. These poisons are easy for people to obtain and often used in residential or agricultural settings such as homes, garages, lake cottages or summer homes, barns, farms, and even parks or wildlife areas. Many different types of rodenticides …continue reading

Scariest Halloween Hazards

Published on September 22, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Halloween is upon us!  As October 31 approaches, beware of the scariest Halloween hazards that we see every year.  These include chocolate, raisins, xylitol, costumes, batteries and alcohol.  Save and share this helpful infographic to spread the word to all your pet-loving friends!  (Click to expand.)

What I Know About Vomiting!

Published on July 28, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist I consider myself to be an expert in the act of making animals vomit, a kind of PhD in the art of induction of emesis.  It is a common thing for me to recommend to our dog owning callers once I have triaged the situation. What …continue reading