Category: Pet Safety Tips

Many people are cutting back on sugar, which has led to an enormous increase in the number of products that contain xylitol, a lower-calorie sugar substitute with a low glycemic index that is found naturally in berries, plums, corn, oats, mushrooms, lettuce, trees and some other fruits. Now it is being used to sweeten everything…

Heather Handley, DVM Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline The conventional road salt is large, coarse grains of sodium chloride (NaCl). That is the same chemical as table salt. It is the most cost-effective way to prevent freezing on roadways, but it has environmental costs. Some areas may try to decrease the amount…

Salt dough ornaments are a fun way to spend time together and focus on creating joy. As beautiful and memorable as these keepsakes may be, they can also pose a serious threat to the dogs endlessly looking for something to munch. As few as 1-2 ornaments could make your dog very sick. There is enough…

This holiday season many of us may not be able to be in the presence of our loves ones and are instead choosing to ship and send our presents instead. With more packages than ever before being mailed, with potentially unknown contents, this can pose a new risk to our pets! Cats like to chew…

With people spending more time at home due to COVID, Pet Poison Helpline has seen large increases in calls relating to several household pet hazards. As baking became a popular hobby, calls regarding bread dough and yeast increased by 250%. With pet owners enjoying their morning cup of coffee at home rather than at the…