Articles Filed Under:
Uncategorized

Closing the Door on Pet Toxicity

Published on February 14, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Susan Holland, DVM Associate Veterinarian Every day at Pet Poison Helpline we receive calls where a medication or supplement has been accidentally dropped and a pet has ingested it. The caller is often distressed, and, rightfully so because many medications administered in correct doses for a human constitute a dangerous dose for a pet. Even …continue reading

Barn Cat Adoption and Working Cat Programs

Published on February 8, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology The ASPCA estimates that close to 900,000 cats in the United States are euthanized yearly. Many are killed because they are deemed to be “un-adoptable”. Such cats are either poorly socialized or behaviorally challenged, and may have even been feral. They cannot be or are not content to …continue reading

Bread Dough Toxicity: A Rising Hazard for Pets

Published on February 1, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Renee F. DiPietro CVT, Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Veterinary Information Specialist Fresh homemade bread is a comforting pleasure for many people. An even more gratifying experience comes when we have the opportunity to create this staple food from scratch yourself. Winter days provide ample opportunity for simple, yet primal projects that can bring immense satisfaction to …continue reading

Making Sitting Safer: Advice for Pet Sitters

Published on January 26, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Heather Harris, CVT Veterinary Specialist While pet sitting, the family is trusting you to keep their animals safe while they are away. Unfortunately, stressful times like when an owner is away might be the very time that a normally docile dog becomes a counter surfer for the first time, grabs, and eats something poisonous. Taking …continue reading

We Share Your Pain

Published on January 19, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology   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., antibacterials), flavorings, herbal remedies and liquid …continue reading

Homemade Slime: Toxicity and Health Risks for Pets

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

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

Enriching the Lives of our Pets (and Us)!

Published on December 27, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

Tonya Tenters, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist With the New Year, often there are New Year’s Resolutions. January is frequently the starting point for a new exercise plan or activity; however, have you ever considered including your pets in your resolution? Animals thrive on enriching activities! This does not have to be some elaborate exercise plan …continue reading

Giving Animals as Christmas Gifts

Published on December 14, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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