Month: January 2014

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…

Pet Poison Helpline is exhibiting at the 2014 Midwest Veterinary Conference on February 20-23, 2014 in Columbus, OH.  Stop by booth #747 and meet with some of our key veterinary staff, pick up  your favorite poison prevention information, and enter for your chance to win a free copy of our toxicology textbook, Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult,…

Pet Poison Helpline is exhibiting at Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas, NV from February 16-20, 2014.  Stop by booth #870 to meet with some of our key staff, pick up your favorite poison prevention information, and enter for your chance to win a free copy of our toxicology textbook, Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult, Clinical…

Pet Poison Helpline is exhibiting at this year’s Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) Annual Meeting from February 6-8, 2014.  The conference takes place at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.  Stop by our booth  #209 to meet with some of our key veterinary staff and enter for a chance to win a free copy of our…

By: Jessica Gregory Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline During these cold Minnesota winters my husband I and occasionally head to the mall with our son to go for a walk.  We can usually guess which places he will want to stop, one of which is a small stand that sells hermit crabs.  My…