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Remembering Where Our Best Friends Came From

Published on November 14, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts

By: Candi Amundson, CVT Staff Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline I have recently heard of some “new” breeds from some of our concerned callers: Collapso (Collie/Lhasa), Poinsetter (Pointer/Setter), and a Blabador (Bloodhound/Labrador).  This really made me step back and remember the domestication of dogs and the true meaning of, “a man’s best friend.” …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

FDA Progress Report on Pet Jerky Treats

Published on October 23, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

Breaking news! FDA releases progress report on jerky treats that have been harming cats and dogs. See this link for specific information for pet owners and specific information for vets (Dear Dr. Letter). While the cause of harm has not yet been identified, there has been a significant decrease in the number of cases since much …continue reading

Pet Marijuana Intoxication on the Rise

Published on September 11, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

On the heels of the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado and Washington, last week the Justice Department effectively announced it won’t challenge other states’ attempts to legalize the drug for medical or recreational use. While marijuana is still classified as illegal, eight new federal enforcement priorities were issued that essentially discourage federal …continue reading

P&G Voluntarily Recalls Dry Pet Food

Published on August 15, 2013
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with …continue reading

Frozen Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Published on June 26, 2013
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

The Robert Abady Dog Food Company is recalling some frozen dog food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Pets can become ill after eating this food, and humans can become ill if they handle the food and do not thoroughly wash their hands afterwards. No reports of illness to date have been associated …continue reading

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

Published on June 18, 2013
Categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products …continue reading

Poisonous Springtime Plants

Published on May 23, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

By Jessica Remitz, Pet360 As you head into the garden to plant some bulbs or clip some fresh flowers, it’s important to keep in mind some plants and fertilizers can be toxic to your pet in the springtime. We’ve asked Justine Lee, the associate director of Pet Poison Helpline to share some details on potentially …continue reading

Pet First Aid 101

Published on May 20, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Dr. Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC When it comes to caring for your dog or cat, prevention is the best medicine. So, how do we prevent accidents and emergencies from happening in the first place? Simple steps of prevention like: Keeping your dog on a leash or under strict verbal control (to prevent being hit …continue reading

8 substances that can result in toxicoses in certain species

Published on May 6, 2013
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Some toxins are specific to cats, dogs, horses, and ruminants. We’ll break down these eight for you in an easy-to-remember list. By: Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, Adrienne C. Bautista, DVM Pet Poison Helpline 1. Xylitol is a threat to dogs. Xylitol is a natural sugar-alcohol normally found in small amounts in many fruits and …continue reading