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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

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
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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