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Cats and Pyrethroids

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

British kitten rare color (lilac) and puppy red dachshund

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline We are in the heart of the 2015 flea and tick product exposure season and these are very common scenarios that we get on the phone. While on phones last evening, I received 4 calls involving cats and pyrethroids.   While it is …continue reading

Be Prepared for Emergencies

Published on July 24, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Dog on Phone

It is important to remember to stay calm when a pet has ingested something potentially harmful.  For pet owners, this may be difficult because of being scared about what may happen to the pet. For veterinary professionals, pet owners may need your assistance to calmly guide them in what to do. In these stressful and …continue reading

Distemper and Rabies

Published on July 24, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Dog Bulldog with Vet

In honor of Nation Immunization Awareness Month, we want to encourage you to discuss vaccinations with your veterinarian. We have heard about a reemergence of distemper due to pets not being vaccinated, and rabies is always a concern.  Not sure exactly what these diseases are? Read more: Distemper: Canine distemper is a contagious and serious …continue reading

A Few Brief Summer Safety Tips

Published on July 6, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Cat Outdoors

As temperatures rise over the summer there are many things to keep in mind to ensure that our pets stay safe.  While our pets are part of the family it is important to make sure that we keep their best interests in mind when enjoying time with them. During warmer weather it is important to …continue reading

Boulder Dog Food Recall

Published on July 6, 2015 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling the Turkey Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/18/16, 05/28/2016 and 05/30/2016“, a Lot Number of “743”, and a UPC Code of 899883001224 because the product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is …continue reading

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

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