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Bet you didn’t know…April is Heartworm Awareness Month!

Published on April 18, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Amanda Poldoski, DVM Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Here in Minnesota we often joke that our State Bird should actually be the mosquito with as prevalent as they are in the spring and summer. Heartworm infection, however, is a serious disease and should not be taken lightly.  One of the most important, cost-effective investments …continue reading

A “Tail” of Two Kitties

Published on March 29, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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By Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Are you considering adopting a new feline family member?  If so, then I have a suggestion for you: make it a DOUBLE and you can “double your pleasure, double your fun”! A few of the benefits of adopting two cats: They provide physical exercise for each other. …continue reading

Infographic – Preventing Pet Poisonings

Published on February 29, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Pet-proofing your home is one of the first steps in keeping your pets happy and healthy.  There are common household and yard items that can harm your pet if swallowed and each year, many dogs and cats suffer from accidental ingestion of these substances.  Follow this guide to spot the pet poisons in your home. …continue reading

Xylitol: It’s everywhere!

Published on February 29, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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Renee D. Schmid, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology at Pet Poison Helpline Xylitol is a sweetener that is highly toxic to dogs.  Rabbits, cows, baboons and horses have also demonstrated sensitivity, although to a lesser extent.  There have even been anecdotal reports of sensitivity in cats and ferrets, although there is no published data on …continue reading

Poison Prevention Week 2016 – Free Resources from PPH

Published on February 29, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

National Poison Prevention Week is officially recognized March 20-26, 2016, but at Pet Poison Helpline, we work 365 days a year to try and help educate pet owners on common pet toxins and how to prevent poisoning emergencies.  We also strive to provide resources for veterinary professionals to make their jobs easier and to help …continue reading

REMEDIES FOR THE WINTER BLAHS – PAWS FOR THOUGHT!

Published on February 16, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Well, the excitement of the holidays has come and gone.  Now we all just settle in for a winter of shorter, darker days and, for many of us, cold and snowy weather!  Ho-hum, hum-drum — it’s not everybody’s favorite time of year!  But humans aren’t the only …continue reading

Resolutions to get healthier in the New Year can lead to dangerous exposures for our pets!

Published on February 11, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist This is the time of year that we all try to make resolutions to get healthier in our lives. Sometimes it is to lose weight and other times it is to stop smoking or to get more exercise.  And that makes this is the time of …continue reading

5 Valentine’s Tips All Pet Families Need to Know!

Published on February 7, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Dr. Charlotte Flint Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology   Roses are red, Violets are blue, If I’ve got a pet, what do I do? Valentine’s Day is all about love, and we know how much you love your pet! Chances are your furry family member is going to get some Valentine’s snuggles this year …continue reading

Vacation Bucket List For You AND Your Dog

Published on February 3, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Candi Amundson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist With many states experiencing snowfall from 0-1” of snow up to 40” or more in some areas, I think it’s pretty clear that it is the dead of winter. Some areas have not gotten snow as usual and now is a great time to think about a vacation. …continue reading

Pet Insurance to Buy or Not to Buy?

Published on January 19, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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By Jaime Shriver, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet insurance is becoming much more common place these days and it is incredibly positive for the veterinary profession and the health of our pets.  So much of the stress in making medical decisions for pet owners unfortunately comes down to a difficult decision – can we …continue reading

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