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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


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

Top 10 Dog Toxins of 2014

Published on March 18, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Duke chocolate

By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist The Stats of Pet Poison Helpline! Every year we run the statistics on the calls we take here at Pet Poison Helpline. How may exposures, what types of exposures, what specifically by species do we see in the bulk of our calls. This helps us in what …continue reading

Raw Frozen Cat Food Recall

Published on March 16, 2015 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized


Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a single batch production code of Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag. FDA tested product in response to a single consumer complaint. Primal Pet Foods was alerted by FDA that the testing of two bags of this lot resulted in a low thiamine level. Neither FDA nor Primal …continue reading

So what about those hidden potential toxins ……

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

Dog and Pill

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline On many, many occasions we get calls from a well meaning pet owner that has given their pet something or the pet has gotten into something that seems so ordinary that how can it possibly be a concern?  Here are some of …continue reading

Lactated Ringer’s Irrigation Recall

Published on March 12, 2015 and categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips


Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it is initiating a voluntary recall of one lot of Lactated Ringer’s Irrigation, 3000mL (NDC 0409-7828-08, Lot 40-008-JT; Expiry 1APR2016) to the user level (both human and veterinary) due to a confirmed customer report of several dark, fibrous particulates floating within the solution of the primary container. The particulate …continue reading

An Ode to Walter

Published on March 11, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized


By Catherine Angle, DVM,  MPH Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline One of the first patients I ever had as a veterinarian was diagnosed with cancer in October.  At the time of diagnosis, the tumor was inoperable.   Since then, Walter’s owners have been treating him with every dietary change, supplement and medical option to slow …continue reading

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