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4th of July Warnings and Dangers

Published on June 29, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

4th of July Puppy

By Jessica Driscoll, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Today we kick off the beginning of our Fourth of July Dangers Series.  Please take note of these items that can be dangerous to pets and have a safe and enjoyable holiday! Fireworks Fireworks are dangerous to pets in several ways. First, the loud noise of fireworks …continue reading

Quick Spring Refreshers

Published on June 9, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

Azaleas

By Candi Amundson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline As we see spring coming close to an end we will be welcoming summer soon! Here are some quick spring/summer time refreshers about flowers, fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, and cleaning products that can cause risk when exposed. Flowers Plants like Iris, Dogwood, Lilacs, Geraniums, Poppies, …continue reading

So you got a new pet, now what? Part 2

Published on June 2, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

small playful kitten

By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline After having discussed some of the more common toxins that can be hiding in your house let’s look at some of the items that you may have around that do not directly pose a risk for toxicity but can still be problematic for pets.   Keep …continue reading

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

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