Month: March 2015

We just launched the second video in our Paws on Safety: One Minute Pet Clinic video series!  Check out our video on Lily Toxicity, just in time for Easter. Lilies (Lilium species) are popular flowers prized in cut flower bouquets for their affordable beauty, longevity and wonderful scent. During the Easter season, potted Easter lilies…

By Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian and DVM Supervisor Spring is officially here at Pet Poison Helpline!  This means that soon we will be receiving more calls about pets ingesting plants, both indoors and out. As Easter approaches we also see an increase in the number of calls regarding cats ingesting lilies.  Lilies are beautiful…

By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist The Stats of Pet Poison Helpline! Every year we run the statistics on the calls we take here at Pet Poison Helpline. How may exposures, what types of exposures, what specifically by species do we see in the bulk of our calls. This helps us in what…

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline On many, many occasions we get calls from a well meaning pet owner that has given their pet something or the pet has gotten into something that seems so ordinary that how can it possibly be a concern?  Here are some of…

By Catherine Angle, DVM,  MPH Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline One of the first patients I ever had as a veterinarian was diagnosed with cancer in October.  At the time of diagnosis, the tumor was inoperable.   Since then, Walter’s owners have been treating him with every dietary change, supplement and medical option to slow…