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XYLITOL…… OH HELP!

Published on January 12, 2017 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Gum Pack

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist I am here to tell you, xylitol kills dogs! Let’s get the word out! Tell your friends with dogs, your family that have dogs, the neighbor down the street walking their dog, just get the word out! Not a week goes by where I don’t have …continue reading

To Make the World Safer for Pets!

Published on January 5, 2017 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Recently, our boss sent out our Pet Poison Helpline Mission Statement to all employees with a request for feedback in the event that this needed to be updated to reflect our current goals.  It is a very simple mission statement, but it really says it all …continue reading

Antifreeze Poisoning… Vodka as an Antidote?

Published on January 5, 2017 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Roni Holewinski, CVT Industry Representative Antifreeze poisoning is commonly encountered in veterinary clinics every winter.  While there may be a variety of different “antifreezes” used in today’s automotive antifreeze products, ethylene glycol poses the greatest risk to pets and is what we’re discussing in this post.  Ethylene glycol is so dangerous that just 2 teaspoons …continue reading

Keeping Dogs Safe and Happy in the Snow

Published on December 20, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Maja Ferrell Customer Service Follow-up Specialist When I adopted my two dogs, Manny and Charles, we were all living in hot and humid Austin, Texas. It is very unlikely that either of them had ever seen or experienced snow prior to our move to my home state of Minnesota a few years later. It was …continue reading

Pet Poison Helpline and Link AKC Partnership

Published on December 9, 2016 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

Pet Poison Helpline is excited to announce a new partnership with Link AKC, creators of a premier, smart collar for your dog.  Features of this collar include the ability to track a lost dog with GPS, monitor activity, log vet records, receive ambient temperature alerts, and much more all from your cell phone. In addition, …continue reading

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

Batteries

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

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