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Fact vs. Fiction: Common Misconceptions About Pet Poisonings

Published on April 2, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Michelle Willis, RVT, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist   Time: All poisons are instant. False! The majority of toxins need time to act. There are many toxins that will take hours to days before we see any symptoms. (For example, Long Acting Anticoagulant Rodenticides can take days for signs to show). This is something to …continue reading

Closing the Door on Pet Toxicity

Published on February 14, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Susan Holland, DVM Associate Veterinarian Every day at Pet Poison Helpline we receive calls where a medication or supplement has been accidentally dropped and a pet has ingested it. The caller is often distressed, and, rightfully so because many medications administered in correct doses for a human constitute a dangerous dose for a pet. Even …continue reading

Making Sitting Safer: Advice for Pet Sitters

Published on January 26, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Heather Harris, CVT Veterinary Specialist While pet sitting, the family is trusting you to keep their animals safe while they are away. Unfortunately, stressful times like when an owner is away might be the very time that a normally docile dog becomes a counter surfer for the first time, grabs, and eats something poisonous. Taking …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

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