Tag: cats

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline We are in the heart of the 2015 flea and tick product exposure season and these are very common scenarios that we get on the phone. While on phones last evening, I received 4 calls involving cats and pyrethroids.   While it is…

By Sharon Billings, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist So, you’re preparing to bring home your new purring bundle of joy!  Congratulations!  No doubt you’re shopping for supplies including items for kitty’s commode.  As you stroll down the aisles at the local pet supply store, you are overwhelmed by all the choices.  You really want to…

By Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian and DVM Supervisor Spring is officially here at Pet Poison Helpline!  This means that soon we will be receiving more calls about pets ingesting plants, both indoors and out. As Easter approaches we also see an increase in the number of calls regarding cats ingesting lilies.  Lilies are beautiful…

By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Christmas is a busy time of year for us at Pet Poison Helpline!  Of course, we receive many calls about pets eating chocolate and other treats, but we also answer many questions about the toxicity of the festive plants used to decorate the home and…

By Catherine Angle, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Afraid your holiday cheer will wreak havoc on your feline friends?  You’re right, it might!  Christmas trees present a dangerous temptation to cats.  There are a couple of precautions that you should take to keep your favorite feline from spending your Christmas bonus on veterinary…