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Dental Care for Pets: Building Blocks for Health

Published on April 6, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Renee DiPietro, LVT Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Why? Why is it important to support our pet’s dental health? As in human healthcare, a healthy mouth has a strong link to overall wellness. Dogs, cats, and many other companion and farm animals can have dental issues arise if they are not provided with dental care from an …continue reading

Closing the Door on Pet Toxicity

Published on February 14, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Susan Holland, DVM Associate Veterinarian Every day at Pet Poison Helpline we receive calls where a medication or supplement has been accidentally dropped and a pet has ingested it. The caller is often distressed, and, rightfully so because many medications administered in correct doses for a human constitute a dangerous dose for a pet. Even …continue reading

Barn Cat Adoption and Working Cat Programs

Published on February 8, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology The ASPCA estimates that close to 900,000 cats in the United States are euthanized yearly. Many are killed because they are deemed to be “un-adoptable”. Such cats are either poorly socialized or behaviorally challenged, and may have even been feral. They cannot be or are not content to …continue reading

Making Sitting Safer: Advice for Pet Sitters

Published on January 26, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Heather Harris, CVT Veterinary Specialist While pet sitting, the family is trusting you to keep their animals safe while they are away. Unfortunately, stressful times like when an owner is away might be the very time that a normally docile dog becomes a counter surfer for the first time, grabs, and eats something poisonous. Taking …continue reading

Essential Oils and Cats

Published on January 12, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Download our Essential Oils and Cats handout! Essential oils are volatile, organic constituents of plants that contribute to fragrance and taste.  They are extracted from plants via distillation or cold pressing. Essential oils are utilized in a variety of ways: as insecticides, in aromatherapies, personal care products (e.g., …continue reading

Cats and Pyrethroids

Published on July 29, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

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

Litter Box Basics

Published on May 18, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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

No Lilies for Kitties

Published on March 23, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian and DVM Supervisor Spring is officially here at Pet Poison Helpline!  This means that soon we will be receiving more calls about pets ingesting plants, both indoors and out. As Easter approaches we also see an increase in the number of calls regarding cats ingesting lilies.  Lilies are beautiful …continue reading

Deck the Halls with Holiday Plants – But Are They Toxic?

Published on December 22, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Christmas is a busy time of year for us at Pet Poison Helpline!  Of course, we receive many calls about pets eating chocolate and other treats, but we also answer many questions about the toxicity of the festive plants used to decorate the home and …continue reading

Cats and Christmas Trees

Published on December 1, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Catherine Angle, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Afraid your holiday cheer will wreak havoc on your feline friends?  You’re right, it might!  Christmas trees present a dangerous temptation to cats.  There are a couple of precautions that you should take to keep your favorite feline from spending your Christmas bonus on veterinary …continue reading