Month: July 2014

By Brynne Stumpe, 2015 DVM Candidate University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Extern, Pet Poison Helpline Toxins can be a serious problem in companion birds due to several factors including their size, efficient respiratory system, and curious nature.  In addition, many owners may be unaware that certain substances can be toxic to their birds. …

By Jessica Driscoll Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Do you know where to go if your pet is having an emergency? Although pet owners hope to never have a pet emergency, it can be life-saving to have information handy on where to bring your pet during a crisis. Make sure you know where…

By Jessica Driscoll Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline We’re in the dog days of summer! With temperatures often reaching mid 70s to high 90’s we need to take special precautions with our pets. It is best to leave your pet at home during these warmer days as temperatures in cars can quickly rise,…

By Sharon Billings Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Many of us have felt that moment of panic that occurs when we discover our dog has disappeared without a trace.  That’s when we learn the hard way that just because he’s never wandered off before, it doesn’t mean he won’t do so today.  Many…

By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Milk is an antidote that neutralizes all poisons. We hear this one everyday at Pet Poison Helpline.  “My pet ate poison, so I gave milk.  Is there anything else I need to do?”  Unfortunately there is nothing magical in milk that neutralizes medicines or other…