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The Top 15 Things Veterinary Toxicologists Refuse to Have in Their Homes

Published on December 6, 2016 and 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 and 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 and 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

Top Five Pet Food Questions

Published on November 17, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist When I’m in a social gathering and folks learn I’m a veterinary technician the topic often turns to pet food and nutrition.  People have lots of questions and that’s understandable!  Just glance down the aisles of any pet store and you’ll see a mind-boggling variety of pet …continue reading

Service Animals: How they keep us safe

Published on November 10, 2016 and categorized under: Blog

By Candi Amundson, CVT Associate 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 …continue reading

Sneaky Pets

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

Dingo’s Top 5 Tips on Returning a Lost Dog

Published on October 12, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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

Man’s Best Coworker

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

Rodenticide Reminder

Published on October 6, 2016 and 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 and 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.)

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