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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

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

We Share Your Pain

Published on January 19, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Jo Marshall,CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Pets can get into anything! And their owners feel terrible and guilty that they let it happen.  But I am here to tell you, sometimes you just cannot prevent it.  Dogs, especially are just going to do what dogs are going to do regardless of what we feel …continue reading

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