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Published on September 15, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Dr. Ahna Brutlag as interview by NPR on marijuana poisoning in dogs.  Click here to listen to the interview: Dogs and cats can be poisoned by marijuana from second hand smoke exposure, or from direct ingestion of marijuana or baked foods (e.g., pot brownies, pot butter, etc.) laced with THC. In dogs and cats poisoned …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

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

Hot Weather and Your Dog: Do You Know the Signs of Heat Stroke?

Published on July 25, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jessica Driscoll Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline We’re in the dog days of summer! With temperatures often reaching mid 70s to high 90’s we need to take special precautions with our pets. It is best to leave your pet at home during these warmer days as temperatures in cars can quickly rise, …continue reading

Preventing Accidental Medication Exposures

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

By Pamela Huyck Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Many of the calls we receive here at Pet Poison Helpline are regarding accidental medication exposures that are easily preventable.  While dogs and cats may spit out their own pills they will still often eat human medications.  Dogs are especially prone to grabbing pills that …continue reading

E-Cigarette Poisoning in Dogs

Published on March 7, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By: Jo Marshall Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline After reading a recent news article about a puppy that died after ingesting the liquid from his owner’s e-cigarette, I decided it was time to gather some useful information on this exposure for our pet-owning friends. What is an e-cigarette? Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices …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

‘Tis the Season

Published on December 10, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By: Melanie Jackson Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline The holiday season is in full swing and gatherings are well under way with family and friends alike.  As you trim the tree and decorate your home keep your pets in mind and take steps to keep them safe during the holidays. Each year around …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

Tips for Exercising Your Dog in the Colder Weather

Published on November 26, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

By: Pamela Huyck Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline With the shorter winter days and cooler weather upon us, it can be a challenge to get our dogs enough exercise, or even any exercise at all.  On those days where we just can’t get out for our daily run or romp at the dog …continue reading