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Dangers In Your Home To Your Rabbit

Published on November 26, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Candi Amundson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Rabbits are wonderful companion pets and are becoming more prevalent among households. Many bunnies are litter box trained and have access to the entire house. They are curious by nature and may find many items in your household to explore. These are a few …continue reading

Natura Pet Food Recall

Published on November 25, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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Natura Pet Products has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals. Pets can become ill if they lack vitamins for prolonged periods. Early signs of vitamin deficiency …continue reading

The Hidden Dangers of Flavored Medications

Published on November 18, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

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By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Giving your pet a medication may be a task that you find unenjoyable, and at times it may be a daunting task.  You may have heard the saying about the struggles of giving  your cat a pill; in fact, if you have a cat …continue reading

Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Preventatives – Don’t Stop Yet!

Published on November 11, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

By Sharon Billings, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline In April of this year, Pet Poison Helpline’s CVT Darlene Hanenburg wrote an excellent blog article regarding things you should know about flea and tick topical solutions (read Darlene’s original blog post here:  http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/2014/04/four-things-know-flea-tick-topical-solutions/). In this blog post we will build on that …continue reading

Pumpkin Spice – Naughty or Nice?

Published on November 7, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Pumpkin spice foods and drinks are a huge trend this fall!  In addition to the classic Starbucks lattes, we have seen pumpkin spice cookies, breads, bars, ice cream, yogurts, granolas and other cereals, soups, coffees, teas, beer, and other drinks in local stores and restaurants.  …continue reading

Bartlett Milling Company Issues Recall of Horse Food

Published on November 3, 2014 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

Bartlett Milling Company has initiated a limited recall of certain horse feeds due to potential Rumensin contamination. The products were distributed to customers and retailers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Rumensin contamination can result in health problems, including mortality, in horses. The products and lot number involved in the recall are: 50 …continue reading

Happy Halloween from Pet Poison Helpline!

Published on October 29, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline We LOVE Halloween here at Pet Poison Helpline and are prepping for our own party on the big day.  Still, during all the fun our goal is to help keep pets safe and healthy!  Here are some reminders and tips for the season: Glow sticks …continue reading

The Geekish Among Us

Published on October 24, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline I don’t think that I am letting out any big secret when I tell you that I work with geeks here at Pet Poison Helpline.  It is true we are all a bunch of geeks!  I don’t mean the technology obsessed kind of …continue reading

Rhubarb Toxicity

Published on October 21, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By: Catherine Angle, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline In a recent episode of Modern Family, the fun loving Dunphy family makes a rhubarb cobbler and is informed by the over-achieving Alex that rhubarb leaves are highly toxic.  In case you were considering your own rhubarb baking extravaganza, I’m sad to tell you there …continue reading

Hospira Lidocaine HCI Injection Voluntary Recall

Published on October 20, 2014 and categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized

Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI for Injection, USP, 10 mg per mL, 30 mL Single-dose, Preservative-Free (NDC 0409-4279-02; Lot 40-316-DK, Expiry 1APRIL2016) to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit. Hospira has identified …continue reading

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