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Pet Safety Tips

7 Garage and Shed Toxins

Published on April 18, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Veterinarian Tips

Candi Amundson, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Spring has sprung and many of us are doing lots of spring cleaning which includes the garage or shed. Often times we will put products that are not safe to keep in the house out in the shed or garage where it is not as easily accessible. Here …continue reading

What To Do When Your Pet Becomes Lost

Published on April 6, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist The Humane Society of the United States reports that 10 million dogs and cats go missing each year. One in three pets will become lost at some point in their life. Those are scary statistics when you think about your beloved family member. Whether your animal dashes out the …continue reading

The Case of Namari the Wallaby and Lucky Bamboo

Published on March 20, 2017
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By Bill Ward Candi Amundson knew it was going to be an interesting case when she heard one word: Wallaby. “It was definitely a first for me,” the Pet Poison Helpline Certified Veterinary Technician said with a chuckle. “I even asked, ‘You mean that’s not your pet’s name, that’s the species?’ ” Veterinary associate Dr. …continue reading

Top Ten 2016 Toxins in Dogs and Cats

Published on March 13, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Lynn R. Hovda, RPH, DVM, MS, DACVIM Director, Veterinary Services In time for Poison Prevention Week each year, veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline review the prior year’s case records to identify specific toxins resulting in the most consults from pet owners and veterinarians. Some of the toxins are species specific such as lilies in cats …continue reading

Dogs at Weddings

Published on March 2, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Maja Ferrell With wedding season right around the corner and the popularity of including four-legged family members in wedding photos, many couples are considering adding their dogs (or other well-behaved pets) to the ever extending guest list. As someone who had three dogs attend their wedding, it was a great memory to have with …continue reading

Top 6: What NOT to do!

Published on January 31, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

By Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist If you’re a regular Pet Poison Helpline reader, you’ve no doubt seen our previous blogs and articles about pet health care, first aid, and emergency care with lots of information about what to do.  But it might be just as important to know what NOT to do. …continue reading


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
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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