Tag: camping

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…

Ariana Schwab, CVT Senior Veterinary Industry Representative Pet Poison Helpline Leptospira is a bacterium that can cause a disease in animals and humans.  Leptospirosis is passed through the urine of an infected animal and then runs into the ground water.  Farm animals, dogs, raccoons, deer and rodents are just some of the animals that may…

Ariana Schwab, CVT Senior Veterinary Industry Representative Pet Poison Helpline It’s that time of year again.  Warm days, cool nights, green leaves and budding flowers.  Getting away from the busy hustle of day to day life is just what I want around this time of year.  I don’t know about you, but I love camping;…

Vikki Johnson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline Fleas and ticks can be a not so fun part of owning a dog or cat. We’ll cover some basic tick information and leave the fleas for a later date. Ticks have 4 life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. After the egg hatches the tick…

Emily Bebout, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  Pet Poison Helpline The weather is finally warming up and if you’re like me, you and your dog are looking forward to hiking through the wilderness and camping trips under the stars this year. While hiking and camping are fun for your dogs, it also poses some dangers. Many…