Month: June 2014

By Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Associate Director of Veterinary Service, Pet Poison Helpline New EPA mandates concerning rodenticides were released in 2011, which spurred the manufacturer of d-CON, the largest selling rodenticide in the US, into heated battle with the Agency. In short, this has left the current rodenticide market in flux and…

By Catherine Angle, DVM Staff Veterinarian Vegetable gardening is a wonderful opportunity to spend time outside with our pets and eat healthy.  However, it sometimes seems that our pets are deliberately trying to destroy our hard work by eating our plants and digging up the garden.  There are some products that are especially attractive to…

Breaking news! After over two years of ongoing debate between the EPA and the makers of d-CON mouse poison, the parties have reached an agreement. D-CON will comply with new EPA rodenticide standards and will switch to a different anticoagulant ingredient (diphacinone). The good news here is that this anticoagulant has a readily available antidote…

By Pamela Huyck Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline A frequent question we hear at Pet Poison Helpline is, “What are the signs of poisoning?”  Similarly, we often get asked which poisons cause a particular sign (such as vomiting or seizures).  Unfortunately, the answers are not as simple as we would like. There is…