Month: December 2013

By: Amanda Poldoski Staff Veterinarian Happy New Year from Pet Poison Helpline!  Do you want to make a New Year’s resolution but need a few ideas?  Why not choose a resolution that benefits both you AND your pet! Resolution #1 Does your pooch need to lose a few pounds? Could Fluffy stand to be a…

By: Jo Marshall, CVT Staff Certified Veterinary Technician As a veteran of many holiday phone shifts here at Pet Poison Helpline, I can tell you that this will likely be our busiest week of the 2013. One would not think that this would be the case at an animal poison control center, but it seems…

By: Catherine Angle, DVM Staff Veterinarian With the holidays right around the corner you may be tempted to send a lovely gift wrapped box of chocolates, gourmet cheeses or other foods. If so, please add me to your Christmas list! But if you could label the box as containing food or keep out of reach…

By: Melanie Jackson Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline The holiday season is in full swing and gatherings are well under way with family and friends alike.  As you trim the tree and decorate your home keep your pets in mind and take steps to keep them safe during the holidays. Each year around…

By: Darlene Hanenburg Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Pet owners learn quickly that their four-legged friends’ illnesses and accidents often don’t coincide with their veterinary clinics’ scheduled business hours. While some health concerns can wait until the clinic opens, assessment and treatment of other health issues should not — or simply cannot — be…