National Poison Prevention Week is officially recognized March 15th – 21st, 2020, but at Pet Poison Helpline, we work 365 days a year to try and help educate pet owners on common pet toxins and how to prevent poisoning emergencies. We also strive to provide resources for veterinary professionals to make their jobs easier and to help communicate these prevention tips with their clients.
In honor of Poison Prevention Week, here is a reminder of all the free materials we have available to you and your clients. Use these resources to augment your website, social media sites, clinic lobby, puppy/kitten/net pet owner packets, and more.
Preventing Household Poisonings by Room Infographics
Just in time for Poison Prevention Week, we created brand new infographics on common household toxins, for each living space. Follow us on social media so that you can share these infographics on your website, social media platforms, and email communications with your clients to help educate them on the toxins lurking in and around their homes.
‘No Lilies for Kitties!’ Educational Campaign
Pet Poison Helpline and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association have teamed up to increase awareness of lily poisoning to cat owners and remind veterinarians that we are heading into lily season. Please help us spread the word and learn why you need to “leave out the lilies”. As part of the campaign, downloadable graphics, PDFs and a video are available for printing and sharing. Included are photos of toxic lilies with an accompanying list of safer flower alternatives.
The “Wheel of Vomit” – Our Famous Decontamination Tool
Make sure your practice has our wildly popular Wheel of Vomit! This convenient tool enables staff to quickly calculate the appropriate dosages of hydrogen peroxide and apomorphine for dogs as well as calculate an appropriate dose range for activated charcoal in both dogs and cats.
Please note that this wheel is intended for veterinary professionals only and can only be mailed to clinics in the US and Canada.
Helping clients with pet safety is just one of the ways you provide the very best care. To aid in that effort, Pet Poison Helpline provides free static clings for you to give to your clients. These clings are designed to stick to almost any surface, and are removable without leaving any damage. They are perfect or adding to puppy and kitten packs, for handing out at every visit, or include one with every invoice.
Pet Poison Helpline has three cling options available for order:
- 24/7 Helpline Cling – includes Pet Poison Helpline’s name, phone number and website in case of emergency
- Cat Toxins Cling – lists out the top 10 cat toxins we receive calls about
- Dog Toxins Cling – lists out the top 10 dog toxins we receive calls about
By placing our 24/7 helpline number at your client’s fingertips, you’ll make sure they get accurate, expert information right when they need it most.
Electronic Newsletters and Handouts
Pet Poison Helpline has a variety of educational newsletters and handouts available for you to share with clients and staff. Topics include seasonal toxins such as Halloween candy, Valentine’s bouquets, and 4th of July hazards, plus popular items such as xylitol and marijuana toxicity. Feel free to download, print, email, or post these informative handouts on your clinic website and social media spaces.
RACE-Approved Continuing Education Webinars
Pet Poison Helpline, in partnership with Nationwide Pet Insurance, is hosting five free, RACE-approved continuing education webinars for veterinary professionals in 2020. Each webinar features a Pet Poison Helpline veterinary toxicology expert and covers a wide range of topics. As an added bonus, each webinar is recorded and available on our website for passive viewing if you miss the live showing.
Also, if you are in need of more CE, be sure to check out our webinar archives for all of our past CE presentations, all of which are available for non-interactive RACE CE credit.