Month: January 2012

By: Ronald M. Kraft, DVM Danger lurks everywhere if our pets are smarter than we are. Have I ever told you about Leonard? He is my 13-year-old yellow lab, a rescue from the SPCA. My wife and I spent the first few years learning to lock the pantry to keep him from opening the door. Whatever we tried, he…

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline have perused their records for 2011, and determined the “Top Ten List” of potential poisons in our homes and yards that were the most commonly reported during 2011.    “Each year we examine our records to determine what contributed to the most calls from pet owners and veterinarians,” said Justine…

Be the first to order Pet Poison Helpline and VPI’s Decontamination Wheel for your practice!  This convenient tool enables staff to quickly and correctly calculate the appropriate dosages of hydrogen peroxide and apomorphine for dogs as well as calculate an appropriate dose range for activated charcoal in both dogs and cats. To order a FREE…

Join Dan Keyler, PharmD, FAACT (Pet Poison Helpline’s Herpetologist and Senior Clinical Toxinologist) and Lynn Hovda, RPh, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Director of Veterinary Services) for a free, two hour continuing education program.  This program will cover venomous snakes, spiders and poisonous plants found in our Minnesotan backyards.  Identification of venomous creatures and plants will be…

Join two of Pet Poison Helpline’s staff veterinarians and toxicologists, Sharon Welch, DVM, DABVT, DABT and Colleen Almgren, DVM, PhD, for the first of our 2012 local CE programs.  This free, two hour program will review common multi-vitamins, supplements, nutraceuticals, and eye drops that are poisonous to dogs and cats when ingested.  Mechanisms of action of toxicosis,…