Month: February 2015

By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist There are many websites and resources available now that provide you with recommendations on how to treat your pets at home for many common illnesses or situations using over the counter human medications.  While these resources have good intentions you may want to know why it is not…

By Sharon Billings, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Perhaps you’ve wondered why your local government requires you to provide proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination when licensing your pet.  Or maybe you’ve wondered why your veterinarian always has this item at the top of the to-do list when your pet visits the…

By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Do find safe gifts to show your pet Valentine’s Day love!  A new collar, treats, or toys can all be great gifts for your pet on Valentine’s day.  Valentine’s Day can also be a great time to try a new dog or cat treat recipe…

By Pamela Huyck, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline There is a lot of incorrect information about mouse and rat poisons (rodenticides) out there.  Here are some of the common misconceptions and explanations as to how they are incorrect. Mouse and rat poisons won’t harm dogs or cats. Mouse and rat poisons…