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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

The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC Recall

Published on April 10, 2014
Categorized under: Pet Products,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, NY, is recalling its 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of “Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or …continue reading

Top 10 Most Frequent Dog and Cat Toxins of 2013

Published on January 15, 2014
Categorized under: Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

For many people, January is a time for reflecting on the past year and making positive changes for healthier, more fulfilling and safer lifestyles. The veterinarians and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline are helping make 2014 healthier and safer for pets by providing these “Top Ten Lists” of household items that generated the most …continue reading

How to Keep Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Published on December 3, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

We love the holidays for celebrating some of life’s happiest moments and making memories with loved ones. Dogs and cats love the holidays too, especially when their owners and guests share extra time and pet treats with them. But all the interesting foods and decorations in our homes during the holidays can be irresistible to …continue reading

When Life Gives You Lemons

Published on November 19, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

By: Jessica Gregory, CVT Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline When I wake up in the morning I am greeted by an old man meow, excessive licking and cat fur in my face as my cat, Ivan, tries to get me to pet him.  This goes on for several minutes until I relent and …continue reading

How to Report a Complaint about Jerky Pet Treats

Published on October 28, 2013
Categorized under: Uncategorized

If your dog is currently sick or has recently been sick, and you believe it is connected to Jerky Pet Treats1, we urge you to work with your veterinarian in submitting information through the Safety Reporting Portal2. Please do not call FDA, as it will delay the receipt of your information. FDA is looking for …continue reading