Month: April 2020

Magen Stevenson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline As social distancing and business closure mandates continue across the country, getting your pet to their regularly scheduled grooming appointments may come as a challenge. Besides keeping your pet smelling fresh, regular grooming has many benefits. Regular grooming prevents matting that can harm your pet’s skin,…

Katie Peterson, DVM, DACVECC, DABT Emergency and Critical Care Specialist Pet Poison Helpline I have a busy household including five cats, a dog, eight chickens, and a toddler.  So, when my friend that runs a rescue, posted about a fifteen-year-old cat, whose elderly owner had passed and now needed a foster home, my immediate reaction…

Emily Bebout, LVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline Goats are very independent and curious creatures. As part of their curiosity, they explore their world by mouthing and tasting things, which has earned them the unfortunate reputation of eating everything and anything. Among the barnyard animals, goats are the most fastidious of eaters and often…

Renee DiPietro, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline If you and your dog tend to ramble wooded edges, creeks, deserts, rocky outcrops, and meadows, or like to hike wooded areas in a large geographic swath that runs from Southern New England to Texas, you may one day encounter the North American Copperhead Snake…

Tonya Tenters, CVT Associate Veterinary Industry Representative Veterinary Pharmacovigilance Specialist Pet Poison Helpline We are all experiencing significant changes and disruptions in our daily lives with the COVID-19 pandemic. This means our pets are also experiencing changes and disruptions as well. No more dog parks and playdates in a lot of places. However, there are…