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Scariest Halloween Hazards

Published on September 22, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Halloween is upon us!  As October 31 approaches, beware of the scariest Halloween hazards that we see every year.  These include chocolate, raisins, xylitol, costumes, batteries and alcohol.  Save and share this helpful infographic to spread the word to all your pet-loving friends!  (Click to expand.)

Top 10 Dog Toxins of 2014

Published on March 18, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist The Stats of Pet Poison Helpline! Every year we run the statistics on the calls we take here at Pet Poison Helpline. How may exposures, what types of exposures, what specifically by species do we see in the bulk of our calls. This helps us in what …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

Happy Halloween from Pet Poison Helpline!

Published on October 29, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline We LOVE Halloween here at Pet Poison Helpline and are prepping for our own party on the big day.  Still, during all the fun our goal is to help keep pets safe and healthy!  Here are some reminders and tips for the season: Glow sticks …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

‘Tis the Season

Published on December 10, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By: Melanie Jackson Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline The holiday season is in full swing and gatherings are well under way with family and friends alike.  As you trim the tree and decorate your home keep your pets in mind and take steps to keep them safe during the holidays. Each year around …continue reading

Dogs and picnic dangers

Published on July 15, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Dr. Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT Ah, summer…the start of backyard BBQs and picnics outside. While I want to encourage you to spend more time outside with your pooch and your family, keep in mind that when picnicking, there are several dangerous food items that can pose a threat to your dog when accidentally …continue reading

Pet Poison Helpline Warns Pet Owners about Halloween Dangers

Published on October 8, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Uncategorized

The Most Prevalent Toxic Substances A record-setting 70 percent of Americans celebrated Halloween in 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Unfortunately, it was also a very busy time at Pet Poison Helpline. During the week surrounding Halloween in 2011, call volumes increased by 21 percent, making it one of the call center’s busiest weeks …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