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With people spending more time at home due to COVID, Pet Poison Helpline has seen large increases in calls relating to several household pet hazards. As baking became a popular hobby, calls regarding bread dough and yeast increased by 250%. With pet owners enjoying their morning cup of coffee at home rather than at the…

Tabatha Regehr, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline Life has changed dramatically both on a global scale and in our day to day lives over the past 3 months. Our pet’s lives have changed too. Many dogs are getting more exercise, health concerns previously unnoticed are being identified by pet parents, and our…

Here at Pet Poison Helpline we have seen more than a 100% increase in calls regarding pets and exposures to household cleaning products. We understand there is a lot of confusion of how to best safeguard yourself and your pets during this uncertain time. We’ve put together this video to help pet owners protect their…

Tonya Tenters, CVT Associate Veterinary Industry Representative Veterinary Pharmacovigilance Specialist Pet Poison Helpline We are all experiencing significant changes and disruptions in our daily lives with the COVID-19 pandemic. This means our pets are also experiencing changes and disruptions as well. No more dog parks and playdates in a lot of places. However, there are…

There’s a lot of confusion about how to best protect humans and animals during these unprecedented times. People should not intentionally misuse cleaning products for any reason, including attempted treatment for or protection from COVID-19, and that includes their pets. As experts in toxicology, we feel it is important to be clear that the deliberate…