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Rodenticide Reminder

Published on October 6, 2016
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Poisoning from rodenticides is one of the most common types of intoxications managed by Pet Poison Helpline. These poisons are easy for people to obtain and often used in residential or agricultural settings such as homes, garages, lake cottages or summer homes, barns, farms, and even parks or wildlife areas. Many different types of rodenticides …continue reading

Top 10 Cat Toxins of 2014

Published on April 30, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist A few weeks ago I wrote about the top ten exposures that we have with our dog friends and now it is equal time for our feline friends. As I explained in my previous blog, we do these stats for a couple of reasons. First and foremost …continue reading

So you got a new pet, now what? Part 1

Published on April 16, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Congratulations! You just brought home your new pet and are now concerned that there may be some hazards in your house that can be toxic to your new family member. Whether this is your first pet or if you’ve had animals your whole life, you may …continue reading

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

Winter Hazards For Your Pet

Published on January 12, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Candi Amundson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Antifreeze Antifreeze can leak from a car radiator on the ground. Some animals are unfortunately attracted to this due to the sweet smell and taste. This chemical is absorbed very rapidly once ingested. There is a narrow margin of safety when animals ingest this …continue reading

Rodenticide Update: How EPA changes will affect veterinarians

Published on June 23, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

By Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Associate Director of Veterinary Service, Pet Poison Helpline New EPA mandates concerning rodenticides were released in 2011, which spurred the manufacturer of d-CON, the largest selling rodenticide in the US, into heated battle with the Agency. In short, this has left the current rodenticide market in flux and …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

Remember Pets during Poison Prevention Week March 18-24

Published on March 5, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips

Pet Poison Helpline Raising Awareness of Household Dangers to Pets The 50th anniversary of Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24, 2012, marking five decades of safer homes and saved lives. While much of the nationally-recognized effort has been directed at raising awareness with parents of small children, the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline remind us …continue reading