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Fun in the Sun!

Published on May 27, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Dog Traveling

By Sharon Billings, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist Well, the temperature is finally on the rise here in Minnesota and as we thaw out after the cold and snowy winter, we eagerly head outdoors to enjoy the warmth and sunshine.  Whether you’re planning a neighborhood walk, a nature trail hike, or a swim at the …continue reading

Litter Box Basics

Published on May 18, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

Black cat on a white background

By Sharon Billings, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist So, you’re preparing to bring home your new purring bundle of joy!  Congratulations!  No doubt you’re shopping for supplies including items for kitty’s commode.  As you stroll down the aisles at the local pet supply store, you are overwhelmed by all the choices.  You really want to …continue reading

What to expect when you call PPH

Published on May 6, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

miscommunication

By Pamela Huyck, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist Here is a general overview of what you can expect what you call the Pet Poison Helpline for a consultation. We will get a brief summary of why you are calling (saying something like, “My dog ate some medication and I would like to know if it …continue reading

Top 10 Cat Toxins of 2014

Published on April 30, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Ginger mixed breed cat, 6 months old, sitting

By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist A few weeks ago I wrote about the top ten exposures that we have with our dog friends and now it is equal time for our feline friends. As I explained in my previous blog, we do these stats for a couple of reasons. First and foremost …continue reading

Service Animals: How they keep us safe

Published on April 20, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

By Candi Amundson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist There are many people living with disabilities ranging from emotional or psychiatric disabilities, physical disabilities, and medical diseases. Many of these people will reach for assistance from a companion animal to help perform major daily tasks or to alert and obtain help when needed. There are different types …continue reading

So you got a new pet, now what? Part 1

Published on April 16, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Cat Grey Kitten

By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Congratulations! You just brought home your new pet and are now concerned that there may be some hazards in your house that can be toxic to your new family member. Whether this is your first pet or if you’ve had animals your whole life, you may …continue reading

Dog Grooming Checklist

Published on April 6, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Dog Wet2

By Sharon Billings, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist All dogs benefit from regular grooming care.  Perhaps you prefer to leave some, or all, grooming up to the professionals.  Or maybe you’re a do-it-yourself person and like to take care of the easier items at home.  In this blog post, we move beyond the hair brush …continue reading

Prescription Center Pharmacy’s Recall

Published on April 3, 2015 and categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized

The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy has ordered a recall for all lots of non-sterile and sterile products compounded, repackaged and distributed by Prescription Center Pharmacy located at 915 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC, between September 10, 2014, and March 10, 2015. This recall order is due the pharmacy’s inability to ensure sterility, stability, and potency …continue reading

Paws on Safety: 1 Min Pet Clinic – Lily Toxicity

Published on March 24, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Videos

Paws-on-Safety-2

We just launched the second video in our Paws on Safety: One Minute Pet Clinic video series!  Check out our video on Lily Toxicity, just in time for Easter. Lilies (Lilium species) are popular flowers prized in cut flower bouquets for their affordable beauty, longevity and wonderful scent. During the Easter season, potted Easter lilies …continue reading

No Lilies for Kitties

Published on March 23, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Cat Kittens with Lilies

By Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian and DVM Supervisor Spring is officially here at Pet Poison Helpline!  This means that soon we will be receiving more calls about pets ingesting plants, both indoors and out. As Easter approaches we also see an increase in the number of calls regarding cats ingesting lilies.  Lilies are beautiful …continue reading

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