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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

Pets as Gifts at the Holidays – “PAWS” for Thought

Published on December 18, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Tis the season for gift giving for many people!  And during this season, we see heartwarming social media videos portraying scenes where someone, perhaps sitting near a Christmas tree, excitedly opens a gift box and is surprised and thrilled when a puppy or kitten pops out.  Puppies …continue reading

4th of July Warnings and Dangers

Published on June 29, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jessica Driscoll, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Today we kick off the beginning of our Fourth of July Dangers Series.  Please take note of these items that can be dangerous to pets and have a safe and enjoyable holiday! Fireworks Fireworks are dangerous to pets in several ways. First, the loud noise of fireworks …continue reading

Valentine’s Day Pet Do’s and Don’ts

Published on February 13, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Do find safe gifts to show your pet Valentine’s Day love!  A new collar, treats, or toys can all be great gifts for your pet on Valentine’s day.  Valentine’s Day can also be a great time to try a new dog or cat treat recipe …continue reading

Checklist for the sometimes naughty trying to be nice!

Published on December 8, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline The Holiday season is upon us and with that, I have started my annual decking the halls for our holiday festivities. Having a rather rambunctious puppy this year, and knowing that she will put anything and everything in her mouth for a quick …continue reading

Last Minute Holiday Tips to Keep Pets Safe

Published on December 24, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

By: Jo Marshall, CVT Staff Certified Veterinary Technician As a veteran of many holiday phone shifts here at Pet Poison Helpline, I can tell you that this will likely be our busiest week of the 2013. One would not think that this would be the case at an animal poison control center, but it seems …continue reading

Holiday Pet Poisoning Myths Debunked!

Published on December 4, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Associate Director of Veterinary Services, Pet Poison Helpline Myth #1 – Poinsettias are highly toxic to dogs and cats. Although they have a bad reputation, the relative toxicity of poinsettia plants (Euphorbia pulcherrima) has been quite exaggerated. Toxic principle: The most problematic component of the plant are the irritants …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

Keeping Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Published on November 28, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

The holiday season is a magical time to reconnect with family and friends, deck the halls, and celebrate the spirit of giving. Most pets seem to enjoy the holidays too and some are lucky enough to get their own stocking stuffed with new toys and treats. But fun times can quickly turn to tragedy when …continue reading

Pet Poison Helpline Warns Pet Owners about Halloween Dangers

Published on October 8, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Uncategorized

The Most Prevalent Toxic Substances A record-setting 70 percent of Americans celebrated Halloween in 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Unfortunately, it was also a very busy time at Pet Poison Helpline. During the week surrounding Halloween in 2011, call volumes increased by 21 percent, making it one of the call center’s busiest weeks …continue reading