Category: Pet Facts

Renee Schmid, DVM With the arrival of fall, we can look forward to seasonal goodies like caramel apples, pumpkin pie, apple cider and the beloved pumpkin spice latte.  While we are able to enjoy these seasonal treats, the bad news is that our furry companions are not as fortunate, as most bring a risk for…

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…