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Last Minute Holiday Tips to Keep Pets Safe

Published on December 24, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

By: Jo Marshall, CVT Staff Certified Veterinary Technician As a veteran of many holiday phone shifts here at Pet Poison Helpline, I can tell you that this will likely be our busiest week of the 2013. One would not think that this would be the case at an animal poison control center, but it seems …continue reading

‘Tis the Season

Published on December 10, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By: Melanie Jackson Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline The holiday season is in full swing and gatherings are well under way with family and friends alike.  As you trim the tree and decorate your home keep your pets in mind and take steps to keep them safe during the holidays. Each year around …continue reading

How to Keep Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Published on December 3, 2013
Categorized under: Blog,Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

We love the holidays for celebrating some of life’s happiest moments and making memories with loved ones. Dogs and cats love the holidays too, especially when their owners and guests share extra time and pet treats with them. But all the interesting foods and decorations in our homes during the holidays can be irresistible to …continue reading

Keeping Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Published on November 28, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

The holiday season is a magical time to reconnect with family and friends, deck the halls, and celebrate the spirit of giving. Most pets seem to enjoy the holidays too and some are lucky enough to get their own stocking stuffed with new toys and treats. But fun times can quickly turn to tragedy when …continue reading

Pet Poison Helpline Warns Pet Owners about Halloween Dangers

Published on October 8, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Uncategorized

The Most Prevalent Toxic Substances A record-setting 70 percent of Americans celebrated Halloween in 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Unfortunately, it was also a very busy time at Pet Poison Helpline. During the week surrounding Halloween in 2011, call volumes increased by 21 percent, making it one of the call center’s busiest weeks …continue reading

Toxins to Be Aware of This Fall

Published on September 25, 2012
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

Now that summer has drawn to an end, it’s important to remember all those upcoming seasonal toxins that we need to be aware of! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, make sure to educate yourself on the pet poisons that are around your house and that we commonly see here at Pet Poison …continue reading

Valentine’s Day Tips from Pet Poison Helpline

Published on February 6, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Ideas for keeping pets safe from potential dangers Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with this holiday of love comes gifts, many of which include candies and flowers. The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline share some of the most common culprits of pet poisonings related to these well-intentioned gifts. “Unfortunately, some well-intentioned gifts …continue reading

Top 10 Most Frequently Reported Poison Dangers for Dogs in 2011

Published on January 24, 2012
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline have perused their records for 2011, and determined the “Top Ten List” of potential poisons in our homes and yards that were the most commonly reported during 2011.    “Each year we examine our records to determine what contributed to the most calls from pet owners and veterinarians,” said Justine …continue reading

Pet Owners Beware: Chocolate and Dogs Don’t Mix

Published on October 17, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

Veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline Offer Safety Tips this Halloween During the week of Halloween last year, calls to Pet Poison Helpline concerning dogs that ingested chocolate increased by 209% over a typical week at the animal poison control center. Despite increased awareness over the past few years, chocolate poisoning continues to pose a serious …continue reading

Is chocolate poisonous to dogs?

Published on July 29, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

While the occasional chocolate chip within one cookie may not be an issue, we worry about certain types of chocolate – the less sweet and the darker the chocolate, the more toxic it is to your pet. Baker’s chocolate and dark chocolate pose the biggest problem. Other sources include chewable, flavored multi-vitamins, baked goods, or …continue reading