Category: Pet Facts

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…

Samantha O’Boyle, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison helpline Many dogs have jobs today just like their humans. They can be Youtube and Instagram stars or win dog shows. For me, the most common job I know a dog can have is to be a K9 unit with a police or sheriff department. So,…

Dijana Katan, DVM, MPH, DABT Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline Recently, there has been a lot of debate around spaying and neutering. While new research is continually being done resulting more information to be considered there are a few benefits of spaying your pet that have remained constant. Spaying your pet results in…

Vikki Johnson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline Would you know if your dog or cat is in pain?  Sometimes I think it would be helpful if my dog Howie could talk, but other times I’m happy he can’t (e.g. squirrel!). Since our pets cannot verbally tell us if they are painful, we need…