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Pet Safety Tips

We Share Your Pain

Published on January 19, 2018
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Jo Marshall,CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Pets can get into anything! And their owners feel terrible and guilty that they let it happen.  But I am here to tell you, sometimes you just cannot prevent it.  Dogs, especially are just going to do what dogs are going to do regardless of what we feel …continue reading

Essential Oils and Cats

Published on January 12, 2018
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Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Download our Essential Oils and Cats handout! Essential oils are volatile, organic constituents of plants that contribute to fragrance and taste.  They are extracted from plants via distillation or cold pressing. Essential oils are utilized in a variety of ways: as insecticides, in aromatherapies, personal care products (e.g., …continue reading

Homemade Slime: Toxicity and Health Risks for Pets

Published on January 2, 2018
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Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Rainy days and winter weekends are often fertile ground for the seeds of creativity. Parents and industrious children search for recipes for homemade arts and crafts. Why buy when you can make? One such project is making homemade slime. This gelatinous, globby, material can be squished, stretched, and lobbed …continue reading

Giving Animals as Christmas Gifts

Published on December 14, 2017
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Audra Stillabower, CVT, VIS Veterinary Information Specialist As the holiday season is upon us, the excitement of giving and receiving presents is felt by many. What would be cuter than a puppy or kitten with a bright red bow under the Christmas tree and the happiness on children’s faces? While it is a thoughtful gift, …continue reading

Introducing A New Dog to A Home with Resident Dogs

Published on December 2, 2017
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Renee DiPietro, LVT, Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Veterinary Information Specialist Initial interactions between resident dogs and new canines can be unpredictable. For this reason, such introductions should be approached with caution and planning. As with people, first impressions are important and can set the stage of a relationship between pets residing in the same household.  There …continue reading

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

Published on October 11, 2017
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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