Category: Pet Safety Tips

Renee DiPietro, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline If you and your dog tend to ramble wooded edges, creeks, deserts, rocky outcrops, and meadows, or like to hike wooded areas in a large geographic swath that runs from Southern New England to Texas, you may one day encounter the North American Copperhead Snake…

There’s a lot of confusion about how to best protect humans and animals during these unprecedented times. People should not intentionally misuse cleaning products for any reason, including attempted treatment for or protection from COVID-19, and that includes their pets. As experts in toxicology, we feel it is important to be clear that the deliberate…

Nicole Bode, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline We’re all well aware of what’s going on currently with COVID-19 and how this is affecting our everyday lives. In some instances employers are asking employees to work from home and those of us with pets know that, while great for the pets and for our…

Lisa Martin, DVM Associate Veterinarian Pet Poison Helpline With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading quickly around the globe, everyone is doing their part to keep their homes and workplaces as clean as possible.  As a result, pets may be unintentionally exposed to household cleaning products.  While many of these products are benign, there are some that…

Jen Steckline, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  Pet Poison Helpline There are many easy snack foods for kids which are also toxic to pets.  Raisins and grapes are some of the most common food calls we get at the Pet Poison Helpline.  Raisins and grapes cause kidney failure in dogs and cats and unfortunately, there is…