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Top Five Cat Toxins of 2012

Published on January 30, 2013
Categorized under: Media Releases,Uncategorized

How to keep your feline friend safe in 2013 Sometimes it seems like cats can defy the laws of physics. They have a keen sense of balance and nearly always land squarely on their feet, which contributes to the “nine lives” myth. But cats also have a keen sense of curiosity, which can lead them …continue reading

Dr. Ahna Brutlag Interview on Pet Talk with Dr. B

Published on August 27, 2012
Categorized under: Professional Events,Uncategorized

Pet Poison Helpline’s Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS will be featured on Pet Talk with Dr. B, a radio show broadcasted out of Las Vegas.  Dr. Brutlag will be interviewed on common household toxins that are poisonous to dogs and cats, including items you would not expect! Tune in on Saturday, September 1st at 11:20 am PST …continue reading

Remember Pets during Poison Prevention Week March 18-24

Published on March 5, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips

Pet Poison Helpline Raising Awareness of Household Dangers to Pets The 50th anniversary of Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24, 2012, marking five decades of safer homes and saved lives. While much of the nationally-recognized effort has been directed at raising awareness with parents of small children, the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline remind us …continue reading

Top 10 Most Frequently Reported Poison Dangers for Dogs in 2011

Published on January 24, 2012
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline have perused their records for 2011, and determined the “Top Ten List” of potential poisons in our homes and yards that were the most commonly reported during 2011.    “Each year we examine our records to determine what contributed to the most calls from pet owners and veterinarians,” said Justine …continue reading

Pet Owners Beware: Chocolate and Dogs Don’t Mix

Published on October 17, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

Veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline Offer Safety Tips this Halloween During the week of Halloween last year, calls to Pet Poison Helpline concerning dogs that ingested chocolate increased by 209% over a typical week at the animal poison control center. Despite increased awareness over the past few years, chocolate poisoning continues to pose a serious …continue reading

Are Batteries Poisonous to Dogs?

Published on April 26, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

My dog just ate a battery! What should I do? If you notice that the remote control is chewed on and the batteries are missing, call a veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline stat! When the casing for a battery is punctured, there is risk for alkaline or acidic material to leak out, resulting in severe …continue reading