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Post-Easter Breakdown!

Published on April 27, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Holidays are busy in a poison control center. I know that is odd but it is the way it is here at Pet Poison Helpline. It seems that when we celebrate, our pets do, too! Usually these pet celebrations are unplanned invasions of the trappings of …continue reading

Scariest Halloween Hazards

Published on September 22, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Halloween is upon us!  As October 31 approaches, beware of the scariest Halloween hazards that we see every year.  These include chocolate, raisins, xylitol, costumes, batteries and alcohol.  Save and share this helpful infographic to spread the word to all your pet-loving friends!  (Click to expand.)

Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

Published on November 18, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Oh the festivities of Thanksgiving and oh the trouble our pets can find within this celebration! I can share my Vizsla’s Thanksgiving indulgence from last year. I am very good in keeping things out of reach from the pets in my household and in most cases, …continue reading

Top 10 Dog Toxins of 2014

Published on March 18, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist The Stats of Pet Poison Helpline! Every year we run the statistics on the calls we take here at Pet Poison Helpline. How may exposures, what types of exposures, what specifically by species do we see in the bulk of our calls. This helps us in what …continue reading

Valentine’s Day Pet Do’s and Don’ts

Published on February 13, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Do find safe gifts to show your pet Valentine’s Day love!  A new collar, treats, or toys can all be great gifts for your pet on Valentine’s day.  Valentine’s Day can also be a great time to try a new dog or cat treat recipe …continue reading

Tales of Christmases Past

Published on December 17, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By: Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Happy Holidays from Pet Poison Helpline! This is a very busy time of year for us at Pet Poison Helpline.  Christmas Eve is notoriously our busiest day of the year and is swiftly approaching!  Reflecting on Christmases past in the call center there are certain …continue reading

Happy Halloween from Pet Poison Helpline!

Published on October 29, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline We LOVE Halloween here at Pet Poison Helpline and are prepping for our own party on the big day.  Still, during all the fun our goal is to help keep pets safe and healthy!  Here are some reminders and tips for the season: Glow sticks …continue reading

A Note for all the Easter Bunnies Out There

Published on March 27, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jessica Gregory Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline As a child I always remember the fun of hunting down Easter eggs and baskets on Easter morning.  My basket was always in an area almost impossible for pets to find, mostly due to the cat.  She was fascinated with the plastic grass in the …continue reading

Valentine’s Day Tips

Published on February 11, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

By: Melanie Jackson Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Roses are red, Violets are blue. Chocolate can be toxic, And lilies are too! Valentine’s Day is a holiday of love and romance, generally expressed as gifts of flowers and chocolates.  While these gifts can be perfect for those receiving them, some of them can …continue reading

Unemployed Dogs: One Dog’s Tale of Self Motivation

Published on February 5, 2014
Categorized under: Blog

By: Maria Gomez Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline There have been very few events in my 7-year stint as an ‘In-Home’ pet sitter that have resulted in any kind of toxicity or at the very least, a dietary indiscretion.  Mico is a healthy, young, adult Pit mix that I have only stayed with …continue reading