Month: March 2020

Nicole Bode, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline We’re all well aware of what’s going on currently with COVID-19 and how this is affecting our everyday lives. In some instances employers are asking employees to work from home and those of us with pets know that, while great for the pets and for our…

Lisa Martin, DVM Associate Veterinarian Pet Poison Helpline With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading quickly around the globe, everyone is doing their part to keep their homes and workplaces as clean as possible.  As a result, pets may be unintentionally exposed to household cleaning products.  While many of these products are benign, there are some that…

Jen Steckline, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  Pet Poison Helpline There are many easy snack foods for kids which are also toxic to pets.  Raisins and grapes are some of the most common food calls we get at the Pet Poison Helpline.  Raisins and grapes cause kidney failure in dogs and cats and unfortunately, there is…

Lisa Martin, DVM Associate Veterinarian Pet Poison Helpline In today’s current conditions, hand sanitizers are everywhere—and for good reason, they help keep us safe.  Unfortunately, we’ve been seeing misinformation about their danger to pets and wanted to set the record straight. The reason hand-sanitizers kill germs is because of their high alcohol content, with some products containing…

Tabatha Regehr, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline At Pet Poison Helpline we commonly receive calls from concerned pet owners after their pet has chewed on or eaten a plant from a floral arrangement or home yard. The summer brings beautiful blooms to our yards, but some plants are safer than others. Lilies,…