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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

Complimentary Continuing Education for Veterinarians 12/08/2011

Published on November 10, 2011
Categorized under: Continuing Education,Professional Events

Join Pet Poison Helpline’s Drs. Ahna Brutlag and Justine Lee as they discuss some common toxins seen around the holidays poisonous to cats and dogs, including: poinsettias, lilies, mistletoe, alcohol, unbaked bread dough, grapes, raisins, fatty table scraps and human medications.  Underlying mechanism of action, clinical signs and treatment will be reviewed for each listed above. Title: Common …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

Complimentary national webinar for veterinarians – 11/1/2011

Published on October 11, 2011
Categorized under: Continuing Education,Professional Events

Are you a veterinarian or veterinary professional? Join us for a free CE on “Top 10 errors to avoid in your poisoned patients!“ When that poisoned dog walks into your clinic, are you automatically reaching for apomorphine and activated charcoal? Think it’s okay to use hydrogen peroxide as an emetic for cats? Confident that you …continue reading