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Bodybuilding Supplements and Pets

Published on August 27, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

By: Annie Asplen, Paramedic Senior Health Information Specialist at SafetyCall International/Pet Poison Helpline Lots of us want to lose a few pounds and build a little muscle, and look to bodybuilding supplements to give us a boost. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, bodybuilding supplements are a 2.7 billion dollar-a-year industry. With a business that big, …continue reading

A Note for all the Easter Bunnies Out There

Published on March 27, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Jessica Gregory Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline As a child I always remember the fun of hunting down Easter eggs and baskets on Easter morning.  My basket was always in an area almost impossible for pets to find, mostly due to the cat.  She was fascinated with the plastic grass in the …continue reading

Valentine’s Day Tips

Published on February 11, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

By: Melanie Jackson Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Roses are red, Violets are blue. Chocolate can be toxic, And lilies are too! Valentine’s Day is a holiday of love and romance, generally expressed as gifts of flowers and chocolates.  While these gifts can be perfect for those receiving them, some of them can …continue reading

Xylitol – It’s Not Just in Gum Anymore

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

By: Pamela Huyck Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline As many pet owners know, xylitol is toxic to dogs.  Even seemingly small amounts of a product with xylitol can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and liver failure.  The most well-known source of xylitol is sugar-free gum.  Here at Pet Poison Helpline, we keep …continue reading

How to Keep Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Published on December 3, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

We love the holidays for celebrating some of life’s happiest moments and making memories with loved ones. Dogs and cats love the holidays too, especially when their owners and guests share extra time and pet treats with them. But all the interesting foods and decorations in our homes during the holidays can be irresistible to …continue reading

There’s xylitol in that too?

Published on November 21, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By: Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Associate Director of Veterinary Services, Pet Poison Helpline Surprise! Xylitol appears in products you’d never suspect. Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) has discovered that xylitol, a sweetener which causes hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis in dogs, is showing up in some very unexpected places. New products on the market such …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

8 substances that can result in toxicoses in certain species

Published on May 6, 2013
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

Some toxins are specific to cats, dogs, horses, and ruminants. We’ll break down these eight for you in an easy-to-remember list. By: Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, Adrienne C. Bautista, DVM Pet Poison Helpline 1. Xylitol is a threat to dogs. Xylitol is a natural sugar-alcohol normally found in small amounts in many fruits and …continue reading

Dr. Ahna Brutlag Interview on Pet Talk with Dr. B

Published on August 27, 2012
Categorized under: Professional Events,Uncategorized

Pet Poison Helpline’s Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS will be featured on Pet Talk with Dr. B, a radio show broadcasted out of Las Vegas.  Dr. Brutlag will be interviewed on common household toxins that are poisonous to dogs and cats, including items you would not expect! Tune in on Saturday, September 1st at 11:20 am PST …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