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SafetyCall International and Pet Poison Helpline are pleased to announce that we are now home to five Diplomates of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT). The most recent Diplomate from SafetyCall is Dr. Charlotte Flint, a Senior Veterinary Toxicologist, Clinical Toxicology. These five women have continuously exemplified the hard work and dedication that keeps…

Chemicals In Common Cold-Weather Product Can Be Deadly When Ingested When the temperatures plummet, many people turn to chemical hand warmers to keep toasty when working or playing outside. What many people don’t realize, including pet lovers, is that many hand warmers contain iron and can be highly toxic to pets. Before temperatures get too…

Most medications warn you to keep out of reach of children, but in Diane Spray’s home that warning now applies to her pets. Spray, who works late hours in Wausau, Wis., recently came home at 3 a.m. to find her dog Abby “acting sheepish like she’s done something naughty.” Initially she couldn’t see anything that…

July Fourth Holiday Poses Multiple Risks for Furry Family Members An upset stomach and purple poop. Those are just two of the symptoms reported by pet owners whose playful pooch decided those hidden fireworks were a tasty treat. Couple that with the terror that many pets experience from the thundering sound of fireworks, and July…

Dogs like to explore, and sometimes that curiosity can be deadly. Recently Dodger, a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix who lives with Patricia Gutierrez and her family in Albuquerque, NM, was doing what dogs do. While searching nooks and crannies for untold canine treasures, Dodger came across a bubble package of Claritin D under the couch, a…