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Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Looking through the Pet Poison Helpline blog archives, I see that we discuss external parasites a LOT, especially during the spring and summer. Dealing with the bugs that bug us can definitely be a frustrating, time consuming, labor intensive business! One bug that is especially vexing is the …continue reading
Candi Amundson, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist Typically, it starts out as an ordinary day and ends with your worst nightmare. House fire causes range from electrical, chemical/gas, and candles, to appliances, or even holiday lights. Believe it or not, many house fires can be caused by pets. Some dogs can jump up and accidentally …continue reading
Roni Holewinski, CVT Industry Representative at Pet Poison Helpline We hear all the complaining and grumbling from friends on social media about fireworks waking the baby and scaring the dog. If you are one of these people, please read on, and if you aren’t, read on anyways and educate your friends. Fourth of July celebrations …continue reading
Pet Poison Helpline has partnered with VitusVet, a mobile app solutions provider, to give pet owners and veterinary professionals access to potentially lifesaving information from an app on their mobile phones. Pet Poison Helpline has managed over one million cases since its inception over 12 years ago, and provides treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, …continue reading
Maja Ferrell Veterinary Assistant While you and your four-legged best friend are busy enjoying sunny days at the dog park, cooking out on the grill, or splashing around in their favorite lake, it can be easy to forget that, while summer weather can be gorgeous. it can also be a time for flooding, tornados, and …continue reading
Katilyn Leach, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Warm weather is here and summer is just around the corner which means it’s finally time for fun in the sun with your four-legged companions! Summer is a wonderful time to be a dog owner and outdoor activities can be a great way to bond with your dog, however when temperatures …continue reading
Holly Hommerding, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Summer brings with it copious amounts of sunshine and warm weather, and with it, follows the aching need to break our cabin fever and explore the great outdoors. As gardening and yard work efforts increase, so do the inadvertent exposures of our pets to the various tools of …continue reading
Candi Amundson, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist It is finally here, our 1st family camping trip with our puppy! I am a medical professional and specialize in toxicology with animals. I am overwhelmed with all the possible things that could go wrong on a camping trip with your pet, but there are many more things …continue reading
Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Do you have travel plans for a summer vacation? Do those plans include a brief stop or a long stay at someone else’s home? Are you considering bringing your four-legged family member along? Most likely, your own home has been “pet-proofed” for a long time (congratulations!) but if …continue reading
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
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