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Eat This (if you must), Not That: Easy household swaps for less toxic products

Published on October 11, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Heather Harris, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist No one wants to come home to find that their pet has “gotten into something,” but animals are curious and can ingest any variety of unexpected items in the home. The following products are items that can be swapped out in the home for similar items that are less …continue reading

Heartworm Disease – It’s Not Just for Dogs Anymore

Published on October 11, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Heartworm disease has been a topic of discussion between veterinarians and dog owners around the country for decades. Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states, and is a very serious, progressive and potentially fatal disease. Heartgard, Trifexis, Tri-Heart, Revolution, Interceptor and other heartworm prevention products are specifically designed to protect …continue reading

Natural Disasters – Are you prepared?

Published on October 6, 2017
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Tonya Tenters, RVT Veterinary Information Specialist Natural disasters can occur anytime and anywhere. Whether it is a hurricane, wildfire, ice storm, or tornado, it is important to be prepared for your family and your pets. Having a plan in place can greatly reduce the stress that comes with these events. Here are some simple preparatory …continue reading

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Fires… oh my!!!!

Published on October 2, 2017
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Rebecca Colwell, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist It is not something we ever want to think about let alone deal with. The last few months we have had our fair share of natural disasters and sadly not every was prepared. To remedy this, be sure to make arrangements ahead of time for your pets as part …continue reading

Common Flea and Tick Toxicity Questions and Answers

Published on September 19, 2017
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Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Here at Pet Poison Helpline, we receive a large amount of calls every season relating to common flea and tick products. A lot of these questions are similar in nature and I would like to address some of these questions to help in a potential toxicity situation. Q:  I …continue reading

Marijuana Toxicity in Pets

Published on July 17, 2017
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Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist With its legalization in various states across the United States, marijuana is becoming very common in households for medicinal purposes. In fact, over the past 6 years, Pet Poison Helpline has experienced a 448% increase in marijuana cases. Here’s what you should know about marijuana ingestion in pets. Marijuana …continue reading

Cat “Purr”sonalities

Published on July 13, 2017
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By Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology The advent of the Internet brought us a boom in cat videos across the world, and an increase in the attention we pay to cats. Cats have become the number one pet in America according to sheer numbers. Yet time and time again I hear about and …continue reading

Lead Toxicity: It’s for the Birds!

Published on June 23, 2017
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Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is dying in our wetlands, plains and uplands on a daily basis.  The issue is lead in the environment.  This heavy metal is highly toxic to birds and is killing our nation’s carnivorous birds, water fowl, and ground dwelling birds at …continue reading

What’s New In Flea / Tick Control? Battling Bugs with Tasty Tidbits

Published on May 5, 2017
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Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Here in the upper Midwest, Spring has finally sprung!  And while we’re rejoicing in the longer days and milder temperatures we know that the dreaded “flea and tick” season is upon us (yes, we do get a bit of a break as a silver lining for enduring those …continue reading

Post-Easter Breakdown!

Published on April 27, 2017
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By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Holidays are busy in a poison control center. I know that is odd but it is the way it is here at Pet Poison Helpline. It seems that when we celebrate, our pets do, too! Usually these pet celebrations are unplanned invasions of the trappings of …continue reading