Category: Veterinarian Tips

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline Download the article here. Natural. Organic. Healthy. These are some of the thoughts that come to mind when one hears the words “essential oils”. However, though they are derived from natural sources, essential oils are not always safe for dogs and cats and their presence…

By Tabatha Regehr, DVM Associate Veterinarian & Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Director of Veterinary Services Cannabidiol, frequently referred to as “CBD”, is gaining in popularity and interest by pet owners and veterinary professionals alike. At Pet Poison Helpline, we get a lot of questions about the safety of CBD and the number of…

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline Commonly associated in many people’s minds with preparing for winter weather, waterproofing sprays are actually used year-round to help surfaces repel water and dirt. Shoes, boots, leather products, camping equipment, and patio furniture are all items that may need protection from the elements. Waterproofing sprays…

By Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Director, Veterinary Services & Senior Veterinary Toxicologist at Pet Poison Helpline June 20, 2019 Pet exposure to rodenticides (mouse and rat poisons) always ranks amongst the top 5 cases managed by Pet Poison Helpline and right now is no exception. Refresh your memory and learn about what’s new…

By Lynn R. Hovda, RPH, DVM, MS, DACVIM Director of Veterinary Medicine Download the newsletter here It is the time of year when horses may become poisoned by seeds from boxelder trees. Boxelder trees, also called box elder or ash-leaved maples, are type of maple tree common throughout the Midwest, northeastern states and eastern Canada…