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XYLITOL…… OH HELP!

Published on January 12, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist I am here to tell you, xylitol kills dogs! Let’s get the word out! Tell your friends with dogs, your family that have dogs, the neighbor down the street walking their dog, just get the word out! Not a week goes by where I don’t have …continue reading

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.)

Home Away From Home With Your Pet

Published on May 25, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Do you have travel plans for a summer vacation? Do those plans include a brief stop or a long stay at someone else’s home? Are you considering bringing your four-legged family member along? Most likely, your own home has been “pet-proofed” for a long time (congratulations!) but if …continue reading

Xylitol: It’s everywhere!

Published on February 29, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Renee D. Schmid, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology at Pet Poison Helpline Xylitol is a sweetener that is highly toxic to dogs.  Rabbits, cows, baboons and horses have also demonstrated sensitivity, although to a lesser extent.  There have even been anecdotal reports of sensitivity in cats and ferrets, although there is no published data on …continue reading

Resolutions to get healthier in the New Year can lead to dangerous exposures for our pets!

Published on February 11, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist This is the time of year that we all try to make resolutions to get healthier in our lives. Sometimes it is to lose weight and other times it is to stop smoking or to get more exercise.  And that makes this is the time of …continue reading

Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

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

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Oh the festivities of Thanksgiving and oh the trouble our pets can find within this celebration! I can share my Vizsla’s Thanksgiving indulgence from last year. I am very good in keeping things out of reach from the pets in my household and in most cases, …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

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

Valentine’s Day Pet Do’s and Don’ts

Published on February 13, 2015
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Do find safe gifts to show your pet Valentine’s Day love!  A new collar, treats, or toys can all be great gifts for your pet on Valentine’s day.  Valentine’s Day can also be a great time to try a new dog or cat treat recipe …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