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Camping With Dogs

Published on May 31, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Candi Amundson, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist It is finally here, our 1st family camping trip with our puppy!  I am a medical professional and specialize in toxicology with animals. I am overwhelmed with all the possible things that could go wrong on a camping trip with your pet, but there are many more things …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

So what about those hidden potential toxins ……

Published on March 16, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline On many, many occasions we get calls from a well meaning pet owner that has given their pet something or the pet has gotten into something that seems so ordinary that how can it possibly be a concern?  Here are some of …continue reading

Tales of Christmases Past

Published on December 17, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By: Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Happy Holidays from Pet Poison Helpline! This is a very busy time of year for us at Pet Poison Helpline.  Christmas Eve is notoriously our busiest day of the year and is swiftly approaching!  Reflecting on Christmases past in the call center there are certain …continue reading

The Hidden Dangers of Flavored Medications

Published on November 18, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Giving your pet a medication may be a task that you find unenjoyable, and at times it may be a daunting task.  You may have heard the saying about the struggles of giving  your cat a pill; in fact, if you have a cat …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

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

Trifexis in the News

Published on November 12, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

By: Catherine Angle, DVM, MPH Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Recently, a story ran in Atlanta that investigates the connection between the administration of Trifexis, a monthly heartworm preventative, and the death of pets.  As I read through the article, I was struck by a comment made by the animal owner where she mentioned that the …continue reading

Keeping Pets Safe: Poison Prevention Week

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

For more than 50 years and since its inception by Congress in 1961, the third week in March has been designated as National Poison Prevention Week. This year it falls on March 17-23, and the veterinarians and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline are urging everyone to remember the four-legged members of the family, as …continue reading

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