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Holiday Pet Safety

Published on December 22, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Last year I wrote this Holiday Safety blog because I had a new dog in the house. Well our Vizsla, Remi, has turned into a wonderful dog and there are no longer significant worries with her raiding the Christmas tree or many of the other things …continue reading

Fun in the Sun!

Published on May 27, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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

Tomato Toxicity – What You Need to Know!

Published on April 28, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline We are getting close to gardening season here in Minnesota – and I cannot wait for those fresh tomatoes from the garden! They are so good and so sweet when they are warmed in the sun and eaten directly from the vine. Truly, there is …continue reading

Beware of These Nasty Canine Toxins in Your Tack Trunk

Published on August 21, 2013
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Tyne K. Hovda Pet Poison Helpline, Bloomington, MN Equine Paste Wormers It is not unusual for riders to keep one or two tubes of an equine paste wormer in their tack trunks. Many different formulations are found and most are harmful when tubes are chewed up and the contents eaten by dogs. Ivermectin and moxidectin …continue reading

My dog just ate xylitol gum. Is xylitol poisonous to dogs?

Published on February 28, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

Xylitol is a natural sweetener found in small quantities in certain fruit. Xylitol has gained recent popularity due to its sugar-free component, and is often found in diabetic snacks, foods, baked foods, and popular gums and candies. Unfortunately, there are variable amounts of xylitol in each product, and not all sources are disclosed (how many …continue reading