Category: Human Safety

Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist In August of 2017, a woman in New Jersey was infested with thousands of ticks after shearing her sheep that was also infested. This tick was tested and found to be a tick that was new to the United States. The tick is the Haemaphysalis longicornis, also known as…

Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week is April 8-14th 2018. This is a week designed to say thank you and to show appreciation to all the animal control officers who are hard working and dedicated to helping pets and people in the community every day. There are times when…

Recently, the dangers of zinc phosphide, a poison used to kill gophers and moles, has hit the press. It’s important to realize that this poison is toxic to you and your pet! Here, a recent article on USNEWS about zinc phosphide. Pet Poison Helpline was instrumental in evaluating this common poisoning in veterinary medicine with…

By Justine A Lee, DVM, DACVECC Associate Director of┬áVeterinary Services You love your pet, but you won’t love an illness your dog or cat transmits to you. Here is how to prevent 3 of the most common diseases pets can pass to humans. Cat Scratch Disease Those bared claws can potentially pass on the bacterium…