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A Closer Look at Canine and Feline Anaphylaxis

Published on June 15, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Rebecca Dablow, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist Anaphylaxis is a sudden, often unexpected reaction of the immune system in response to an antigen.  This reaction can quickly become a medical emergency and it’s important to know the signs to watch for so you can respond appropriately, and ensure your pet receives the appropriate veterinary intervention. …continue reading

Vaccinations, Protecting our Fur-Babies

Published on May 31, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Samantha O’Boyle, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist What are vaccines? Why are they necessary? While in utero a small number of antibodies are passed across the placenta to the puppies/kittens then after birth a larger quantity of those antibodies are then passed via the colostrum that is ingested. Colostrum is the first milk that is produced …continue reading

Avoid the Newt!

Published on May 24, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Renee DiPietro, CVT, Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Veterinary Information Specialist If you and your pets are fans of outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest, there is a toxic creature you should beware. This placid seeming amphibian packs a self-defensive punch that can be deadly. He is the Orange Bellied Rough Skinned Newt. Making his home his …continue reading

Tis the Season of Fleas: What do you know about these pests?

Published on April 30, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Tonya Tenters, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist We are coming into the season of summer time fun and PESTS! There is a lot of talk about preventives and what to use, but there is not a lot of talk about the fleas themselves. Sometimes understanding the “enemy” can help you understand how to approach the potential …continue reading

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

Published on April 13, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Human Safety,Pet Facts,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week is April 8-14th 2018. This is a week designed to say thank you and to show appreciation to all the animal control officers who are hard working and dedicated to helping pets and people in the community every day. There are times when …continue reading

Dental Care for Pets: Building Blocks for Health

Published on April 6, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Renee DiPietro, LVT Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Why? Why is it important to support our pet’s dental health? As in human healthcare, a healthy mouth has a strong link to overall wellness. Dogs, cats, and many other companion and farm animals can have dental issues arise if they are not provided with dental care from an …continue reading

Fact vs. Fiction: Common Misconceptions About Pet Poisonings

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

By Michelle Willis, RVT, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist   Time: All poisons are instant. False! The majority of toxins need time to act. There are many toxins that will take hours to days before we see any symptoms. (For example, Long Acting Anticoagulant Rodenticides can take days for signs to show). This is something to …continue reading

An Ounce of Prevention

Published on March 20, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Continuing Education,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Candi Amundson, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist   On September 26, 1961, the 87th United States Congress passed a joint resolution (Public Law 87-319) requesting that the President of the United States proclaim the third week of March National Poison Prevention Week.  On February 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy responded to this request and proclaimed …continue reading

Essential Oils and Dogs

Published on February 28, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Jo Marshall CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist It seems that there is a new horror story every day on essential oils and pets lately. Our Dr Benson addressed the concerns with essential oils and cats in her blog:   and now it is time to give our canine friends equal time. The first thing …continue reading

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