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Heather Handley, DVM Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline When it comes to children, it is pretty standard to have “non-toxic” school supplies. That makes sense, but what does “non-toxic” mean? A product will get that label if its use is not expected to cause adverse health events. For example, a child may…

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Holidays are busy in a poison control center. I know that is odd but it is the way it is here at Pet Poison Helpline. It seems that when we celebrate, our pets do, too! Usually these pet celebrations are unplanned invasions of the trappings of…

Halloween is upon us!  As October 31 approaches, beware of the scariest Halloween hazards that we see every year.  These include chocolate, raisins, xylitol, costumes, batteries and alcohol.  Save and share this helpful infographic to spread the word to all your pet-loving friends!  (Click to expand.)

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Oh the festivities of Thanksgiving and oh the trouble our pets can find within this celebration! I can share my Vizsla’s Thanksgiving indulgence from last year. I am very good in keeping things out of reach from the pets in my household and in most cases,…

By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist The Stats of Pet Poison Helpline! Every year we run the statistics on the calls we take here at Pet Poison Helpline. How may exposures, what types of exposures, what specifically by species do we see in the bulk of our calls. This helps us in what…