Month: November 2013

Pet Poison Helpline has received several questions lately from visitors on whether or not Nutmeg and Cinnamon are toxic to pets.  With the holidays just around the corner, and lots of tasty baked goods to bake, Pet Poison Helpline veterinarians have come together to set the record straight on whether or not Nutmeg and Cinnamon are…

By: Caley Chambers, 2015 DVM Candidate University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Extern, Pet Poison Helpline This is the author’s dog, “Maddie,” a 5 year old female golden doodle. Winter is one of “Maddie’s” favorite seasons. Her favorite outdoor winter activity is to bury her face deep into the snow and repeatedly give herself…

By: Pamela Huyck Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline With the shorter winter days and cooler weather upon us, it can be a challenge to get our dogs enough exercise, or even any exercise at all.  On those days where we just can’t get out for our daily run or romp at the dog…

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…

Dr. Catherine Angle, MPH Staff Veterinarian Pet Poison Helpline In most dried food items, medications and even shoeboxes there is a little packet placed there by the manufacturer to maintain freshness.  The purpose of these little packets is to either reduce moisture in the packaging or to absorb oxygen.  Chewing up these little forgotten items…