Month: January 2017

By Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist If you’re a regular Pet Poison Helpline reader, you’ve no doubt seen our previous blogs and articles about pet health care, first aid, and emergency care with lots of information about what to do.  But it might be just as important to know what NOT to do….

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist I am here to tell you, xylitol kills dogs! Let’s get the word out! Tell your friends with dogs, your family that have dogs, the neighbor down the street walking their dog, just get the word out! Not a week goes by where I don’t have…

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Recently, our boss sent out our Pet Poison Helpline Mission Statement to all employees with a request for feedback in the event that this needed to be updated to reflect our current goals.  It is a very simple mission statement, but it really says it all…

Roni Holewinski, CVT Industry Representative Antifreeze poisoning is commonly encountered in veterinary clinics every winter.  While there may be a variety of different “antifreezes” used in today’s automotive antifreeze products, ethylene glycol poses the greatest risk to pets and is what we’re discussing in this post.  Ethylene glycol is so dangerous that just 2 teaspoons…