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Opening your home and heart to senior pets

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

What I Know About Vomiting!

Published on July 28, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized


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

The Ubiquitous Flea!

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

Dog covering nose

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

Stop! Drop! Roll-Over, Rover!

Published on July 15, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips


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

DOGS AND DYNAMITE: 4 Tips for the 4th of July

Published on June 28, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

4th of July Puppy

Roni Holewinski, CVT Industry Representative at Pet Poison Helpline We hear all the complaining and grumbling from friends on social media about fireworks waking the baby and scaring the dog.  If you are one of these people, please read on, and if you aren’t, read on anyways and educate your friends.  Fourth of July celebrations …continue reading

Pet Poison Helpline Partners with VitusVet

Published on June 23, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized


Pet Poison Helpline has partnered with VitusVet, a mobile app solutions provider, to give pet owners and veterinary professionals access to potentially lifesaving information from an app on their mobile phones.  Pet Poison Helpline has managed over one million cases since its inception over 12 years ago, and provides treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, …continue reading

5 Tips for National Pet Preparedness Month

Published on June 21, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Brown cat and dog Boxer breed

Maja Ferrell Veterinary Assistant While you and your four-legged best friend are busy enjoying sunny days at the dog park, cooking out on the grill, or splashing around in their favorite lake, it can be easy to forget that, while summer weather can be gorgeous. it can also be a time for flooding, tornados, and …continue reading

5 Tips to Stay Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

Published on June 16, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized


Katilyn Leach, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Warm weather is here and summer is just around the corner which means it’s finally time for fun in the sun with your four-legged companions! Summer is a wonderful time to be a dog owner and outdoor activities can be a great way to bond with your dog, however when temperatures …continue reading

The Grass is Always Greener: Common Fertilizer and Herbicide Exposures in Pets

Published on June 10, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Gardening Tools

Holly Hommerding, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Summer brings with it copious amounts of sunshine and warm weather, and with it, follows the aching need to break our cabin fever and explore the great outdoors.  As gardening and yard work efforts increase, so do the inadvertent exposures of our pets to the various tools of …continue reading

Camping With Dogs

Published on May 31, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Camping - Candi

Candi Amundson, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist It is finally here, our 1st family camping trip with our puppy!  I am a medical professional and specialize in toxicology with animals. I am overwhelmed with all the possible things that could go wrong on a camping trip with your pet, but there are many more things …continue reading

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