Category: Pet Safety Tips

With rising temperatures, there is an increased risk for our pets to suffer from heat stroke. An increased body temperature caused from outdoor weather extremes is usually a medical emergency. A dog’s normal temperature ranges from 99.5⸰F – 102.5⸰F. If the body temperature should rise above 105⸰F, veterinary assistance should be sought immediately. Risk of…

Grow your knowledge and learn about the dangers of plants that could be in and around your home! Below is the top 11 poisonous plants Pet Poison Helpline receives calls on. Keep in mind that eating anything outside of the regular diet can cause stomach upset and diarrhea – this includes any plant. Lilium species…

Those with a nurturing spirit might want to raise plants as well as four-legged creatures. To encourage a safe compromise, we made a list of a few plants that should be safe to keep in the same home as pets. Keep in mind that eating anything outside of the regular diet can cause stomach upset…

Pet Toxicology Experts Identify Top 10 Toxins Commonly Found in a Pantry When you think of your pantry, images of household staples, cooking supplies, snacks and other food items come to mind. In reality, what you may find is a pantry full of potential pet poisons. In honor of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26,…

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…