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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

Tips for Keeping Pets Safe this 4th of July

Published on June 18, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Fireworks safety and common barbecue foods to avoid When celebrating with family and friends this 4th of July, remember that fireworks and some common barbecue foods can be hazardous to the well-being of pets. The veterinary and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline offer pet owners these tips for a safe and happy holiday. “Pets …continue reading

Things in your yard that are poisonous to dogs & cats!

Published on September 23, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

It’s amazing (yet scary) how many substances in your yard, compost pile or garage that are poisonous to our pets! Some of these can cause serious problems if ingested by our dogs and cats. Here is the list of yard, garden, and garage products that the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline recommend keeping away from …continue reading

Are lilies poisonous to cats?

Published on September 22, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

Do you have a cat in your household? Please use EXTREME caution when bringing in flowers, bouquets, and new plants into your cat-friendly household. Easter lilies are extremely poisonous to cats, and just 1-2 leaves (or even the pollen) can kill a cat! Even small ingestions can result in severe kidney failure. Sources of poisoning: …continue reading

Are Paint Balls poisonous to dogs?

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

When pets ingest paint balls (and it’s mostly dogs who ingest them!), it can result in severe poisoning. Paint balls contain glycerol, glycerin, sorbitol, gelatin, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol (PEG), mineral oil, dye, and other chemicals can result in poisoning. Clinical signs from paint ball poisoning include walking drug, vomiting, diarrhea, and tremors. A life-threateningly …continue reading

Are Poinsettias Poisonous to Cats & Dogs?

Published on February 24, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

Though they have a bad rap, poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) plants are only mildly toxic to cats and dogs. Sources: During the holidays, Poinsettias are a popular Christmas plant. Mechanism of action: The milky white sap found in poinsettias contains chemicals called diterpenoid euphorbol esters and saponin-like detergents. While poinsettias are commonly “hyped” as poisonous plants, …continue reading

Safety of Topical Flea and Tick Products

Published on April 9, 2010
Categorized under: Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips

With the start of flea and tick season approaching, pet owners are once again wondering about the safety of topical flea and tick products and many have contacted Pet Poison Helpline looking for answers. This comes on the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announcing results from their ongoing review of Spot-On products, …continue reading