Tag: covid

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…

Lisa Martin, DVM Associate Veterinarian Pet Poison Helpline In today’s current conditions, hand sanitizers are everywhere—and for good reason, they help keep us safe.  Unfortunately, we’ve been seeing misinformation about their danger to pets and wanted to set the record straight. The reason hand-sanitizers kill germs is because of their high alcohol content, with some products containing…