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Top Ten Things to Remember When Your Pet Is Poisoned

Published on October 20, 2017
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Jaime Shriver, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Don’t induce vomiting before you call Pet Poison Helpline. In fact, don’t administer any sort of treatment before calling Pet Poison Helpline or obtaining veterinary guidance.  Many pet owners panic in a poisoning situation and immediately induce vomiting.  This can be a very serious mistake.  Some poisons, such …continue reading

Eat This (if you must), Not That: Easy household swaps for less toxic products

Published on October 11, 2017
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Heather Harris, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist No one wants to come home to find that their pet has “gotten into something,” but animals are curious and can ingest any variety of unexpected items in the home. The following products are items that can be swapped out in the home for similar items that are less …continue reading

Heartworm Disease – It’s Not Just for Dogs Anymore

Published on October 11, 2017
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Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Heartworm disease has been a topic of discussion between veterinarians and dog owners around the country for decades. Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states, and is a very serious, progressive and potentially fatal disease. Heartgard, Trifexis, Tri-Heart, Revolution, Interceptor and other heartworm prevention products are specifically designed to protect …continue reading

Natural Disasters – Are you prepared?

Published on October 6, 2017
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Tonya Tenters, RVT Veterinary Information Specialist Natural disasters can occur anytime and anywhere. Whether it is a hurricane, wildfire, ice storm, or tornado, it is important to be prepared for your family and your pets. Having a plan in place can greatly reduce the stress that comes with these events. Here are some simple preparatory …continue reading

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Fires… oh my!!!!

Published on October 2, 2017
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Rebecca Colwell, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist It is not something we ever want to think about let alone deal with. The last few months we have had our fair share of natural disasters and sadly not every was prepared. To remedy this, be sure to make arrangements ahead of time for your pets as part …continue reading

Common Flea and Tick Toxicity Questions and Answers

Published on September 19, 2017
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Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Here at Pet Poison Helpline, we receive a large amount of calls every season relating to common flea and tick products. A lot of these questions are similar in nature and I would like to address some of these questions to help in a potential toxicity situation. Q:  I …continue reading

Enrichment for House Cats

Published on August 30, 2017
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Renee DiPietro, CVT Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Since Ancient times we have held the domestic cat (felis domesticus) as a beautiful and noble companion, a reliable pest eradication system and even as an object of worship. The joys of sharing our lives with cats are many. One attribute of cat behavior is their independence when compared …continue reading

Marijuana Toxicity in Pets

Published on July 17, 2017
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Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist With its legalization in various states across the United States, marijuana is becoming very common in households for medicinal purposes. In fact, over the past 6 years, Pet Poison Helpline has experienced a 448% increase in marijuana cases. Here’s what you should know about marijuana ingestion in pets. Marijuana …continue reading

Cat “Purr”sonalities

Published on July 13, 2017
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By Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology The advent of the Internet brought us a boom in cat videos across the world, and an increase in the attention we pay to cats. Cats have become the number one pet in America according to sheer numbers. Yet time and time again I hear about and …continue reading

A Veterinary Technician…..by any other name smells just as sweet

Published on July 5, 2017
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Michelle Willis, CVT, RVT Veterinary Information Specialist Here at Pet Poison Helpline we have over 50 Credentialed Veterinary Technicians that make up our staff. Not only are we (obviously) animal lovers, but we have all committed ourselves professionally to the field. We have all endured rigorous formal education, extensive clinical hours and several licensing tests …continue reading