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Published on October 27, 2016 and categorized under: Uncategorized
By Bethany Pinorsky, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist I have a sweet, older and retired couple for neighbors across the street who own two Miniature Dachshunds. I have had the privilege to get to know these Dachshunds as Maggie and Bridget. The couple decided to purchase these two dogs as puppies, at the sweet age of …continue reading
By Maja Ferrell Customer Service Follow-up Specialist Just this past weekend my husband and I opened our home to a lost dog. We decided to spend our weekend enjoying a short camping trip with our own two dogs. Our car was packed and we were ready to have a great time hiking in the fall. …continue reading
Published on October 11, 2016 and categorized under: Blog
Kaitlyn Leach, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Have you ever participated in take your dog to work day? If so, you probably know how much happiness your pooch can bring to the office. As a remote employee, my dogs go to work with me every day. Without having a physical presence in the office, it sometimes …continue reading
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
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.)
Candi Amundson, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist No more flake-outs, “sorry can’t make it,” or complaining about the terrain or hills. Your furry training partner can quite simply be the answer to your work-out woes! Estimates show that 40%-50% of dogs in the US are overweight and 25% of dogs are obese (AAHA). More than …continue reading
Published on August 16, 2016 and categorized under: Blog
Maja Ferrell Customer Service Follow-up Specialist It was a hot summer day in Austin, Texas when I met the guy of my dreams. He had big beautiful brown eyes with matching brown hair that was beginning to gray – showing that he’s lived a full life. We took a short walk together and the rest …continue reading
By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist I consider myself to be an expert in the act of making animals vomit, a kind of PhD in the art of induction of emesis. It is a common thing for me to recommend to our dog owning callers once I have triaged the situation. What …continue reading
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
Candi Amundson, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist Typically, it starts out as an ordinary day and ends with your worst nightmare. House fire causes range from electrical, chemical/gas, and candles, to appliances, or even holiday lights. Believe it or not, many house fires can be caused by pets. Some dogs can jump up and accidentally …continue reading
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