Tag: cold weather

As kids start going back to school and the leaves begin changing colors, the temperature outside begins to drop. Whether you are a cool weather fan or not, it is important to be prepared for the cooler weather for both you and your pet. The cooler weather brings many toxins that can be found in…

Cooler weather is coming, and with it comes long walks, beautiful fall leaves, and apple cider. This season stay informed, as weather and human habits change the types of toxins pets are exposed to. Here are a few of the major risks to pets during the fall. Mushrooms In the fall, increased rain causes mushrooms…

Heather Handley, DVM Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline Eating foods that contain water is a good way to stay hydrated without clean water to drink. Examples are canned foods, fruits and vegetables. Note: do not feed grapes, raisins, onion, or garlic. Don’t exercise too much – instead keep the mind active with…

Nicole Bode, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline Some of us love the colder weather, some of us dread it from the first snowfall to the last snowmelt each spring. All of us love our pets and want them prepared to be their healthiest and most comfortable when the seasons finally change. Here are…

By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Recently, we have received some questions on cold weather and safety for your pets so I wanted to touch base on some of the safety concerns that we have with the frequent cold snaps and extreme weather that we have had throughout the…