Poison Prevention Week 2020 – Free Clinic Resources

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.

Static Clings

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:

  1. Cat Toxins Cling – lists out the top 10 cat toxins we receive calls about
  2. 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.

Order your static clings today!

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® hosts 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.

We hope that you and your clients will benefit from these materials!