Month: February 2014

By: Jo Marshall Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline For the first time in my life, I have no dog in my home. No dog to snooze under my desk as I work.  No dog to enthusiastically greet me when I return home. No dog bouncing at the front door as the bus is…

By: Melanie Jackson Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Roses are red, Violets are blue. Chocolate can be toxic, And lilies are too! Valentine’s Day is a holiday of love and romance, generally expressed as gifts of flowers and chocolates.  While these gifts can be perfect for those receiving them, some of them can…

By: Maria Gomez Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline There have been very few events in my 7-year stint as an ‘In-Home’ pet sitter that have resulted in any kind of toxicity or at the very least, a dietary indiscretion.  Mico is a healthy, young, adult Pit mix that I have only stayed with…