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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

ADM Alliance Nutrition Recalling MoorMan’s ShowTec Elite Lamb Feed

Published on January 2, 2013
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. (“Alliance Nutrition”) is recalling 50-pound bags of MoorMan’s® ShowTec® 18 Elite Lamb DC, product number 80939MPS, because the product has high levels of copper. There are three lot numbers involved in this recall: BF23512, BF27812, and BF29312. These were distributed between Aug. 24, 2012, and Nov. 21, 2012. The product could …continue reading

Protecting Pets from Poisons in the Yard and Garden

Published on May 7, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

After an unseasonably warm winter, many gardens and yards around the country are growing and blossoming well ahead of schedule. Outdoor enthusiasts who are also pet owners are delighted with the early onset of spring, enjoying their outdoor living spaces while watching their pets run and play. The veterinary and toxicology experts at Pet Poison …continue reading

Pet Poison Help – Our New iPhone App!

Published on March 29, 2012
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

It’s official – Pet Poison Helpline now has an iPhone application! Download Pet Poison Help for information on hundreds of household products and plants that are potentially toxic to your pet, and steps to take if your dog or cat is exposed to one of these toxins. We created Pet Poison Help to assist pet …continue reading

Dr. Justine Lee to Lecture at AMVQ Annual Convention

Published on March 14, 2012
Categorized under: Continuing Education,Professional Events

Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, associate director of veterinary services at Pet Poison Helpline, will be lecturing at the Association des Medicines Veterinaries du Quebec‘s 23rd Annual Convention in Canada in April.  Her four lectures are as follows: Friday, April 20th 2012 8:30 – 10:00 am Top 10 mistakes to avoid in dyspneic patients 10:10 – …continue reading

It Can Happen to the Best of Us

Published on January 25, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Uncategorized

By: Ronald M. Kraft, DVM Danger lurks everywhere if our pets are smarter than we are. Have I ever told you about Leonard? He is my 13-year-old yellow lab, a rescue from the SPCA. My wife and I spent the first few years learning to lock the pantry to keep him from opening the door. Whatever we tried, he …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

Complimentary Continuing Education for Veterinarians 6/13/2012

Published on January 13, 2012
Categorized under: Continuing Education,Professional Events,Uncategorized

Join Dan Keyler, PharmD, FAACT (Pet Poison Helpline’s Herpetologist and Senior Clinical Toxinologist) and Lynn Hovda, RPh, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Director of Veterinary Services) for a free, two hour continuing education program.  This program will cover venomous snakes, spiders and poisonous plants found in our Minnesotan backyards.  Identification of venomous creatures and plants will be …continue reading

Iron Poisoning in Dogs

Published on January 6, 2012
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

Check out the new video we just made on iron poisoning in dogs! This helpful (albeit amateur) video shows you have to tell if that small package found in your household contains poisonous iron or not! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQJAgEE7ae4&feature=youtube_gdata_player