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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

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

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

Holiday & Winter Toxins

Published on December 5, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Veterinarian Tips

Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT & Renee Schmid, DVM Download a PDF of this article During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to let your guard down when it comes to preventing toxic exposures to your pet.  While the holidays bring more challenges to the already difficult winter months, …continue reading

Household Batteries

Published on November 30, 2016
Categorized under: Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Lynn R. Hovda, RPh, DVM, MS, DACVIM Director of Veterinary Services Most people are uplifted by the holiday season and anxious to share it with their household pets, however, a word of caution is in order. Playful, curious dogs and cats are often attracted to the bright, shiny surfaces of household batteries and it comes …continue reading

Rodenticide Reminder

Published on October 6, 2016
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Poisoning from rodenticides is one of the most common types of intoxications managed by Pet Poison Helpline. These poisons are easy for people to obtain and often used in residential or agricultural settings such as homes, garages, lake cottages or summer homes, barns, farms, and even parks or wildlife areas. Many different types of rodenticides …continue reading

Scariest Halloween Hazards

Published on September 22, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Halloween is upon us!  As October 31 approaches, beware of the scariest Halloween hazards that we see every year.  These include chocolate, raisins, xylitol, costumes, batteries and alcohol.  Save and share this helpful infographic to spread the word to all your pet-loving friends!  (Click to expand.)

The Ubiquitous Flea!

Published on July 20, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Looking through the Pet Poison Helpline blog archives, I see that we discuss external parasites a LOT, especially during the spring and summer.  Dealing with the bugs that bug us can definitely be a frustrating, time consuming, labor intensive business!  One bug that is especially vexing is the …continue reading

Lactated Ringer’s Irrigation Recall

Published on March 12, 2015
Categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it is initiating a voluntary recall of one lot of Lactated Ringer’s Irrigation, 3000mL (NDC 0409-7828-08, Lot 40-008-JT; Expiry 1APR2016) to the user level (both human and veterinary) due to a confirmed customer report of several dark, fibrous particulates floating within the solution of the primary container. The particulate …continue reading

Sodium Chloride Injection Voluntary Recall

Published on January 23, 2015
Categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of  0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 250 mL (NDC 0409-7983-02, Lot 44-002-JT, Expiry 1AUG2016) to the user level due to one confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit. Hospira has identified the particulate as a human hair, …continue reading