Month: March 2014

By Jessica Gregory Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline As a child I always remember the fun of hunting down Easter eggs and baskets on Easter morning.  My basket was always in an area almost impossible for pets to find, mostly due to the cat.  She was fascinated with the plastic grass in the…

By Candi Amundson Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline As a recent pet owner was gearing up for his exciting weekend with friends playing paintball, he purchased a pack of 500 paintballs. He left the paintballs sitting out and left for work. When he returned home he found that his dog ingested all 500…

National Poison Prevention Week is March 16 – 22, 2014, and while much of the focus is on educating parents of small children, Pet Poison Helpline says to remember that pets can be just as vulnerable! Dogs and cats have insatiable curiosity and tend to get into trouble investigating new things by licking or tasting…

By: Jo Marshall Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline After reading a recent news article about a puppy that died after ingesting the liquid from his owner’s e-cigarette, I decided it was time to gather some useful information on this exposure for our pet-owning friends. What is an e-cigarette? Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices…

By: Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline While spring is coming soon (hopefully!), it is still cold and flu season! This is a friendly reminder to keep your cold and flu medications out of your pet’s reach. Some combination medications can be especially dangerous since one tablet can contain multiple active ingredients. …