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7 Garage and Shed Toxins

Published on April 18, 2017
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Veterinarian Tips

Candi Amundson, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Spring has sprung and many of us are doing lots of spring cleaning which includes the garage or shed. Often times we will put products that are not safe to keep in the house out in the shed or garage where it is not as easily accessible. Here …continue reading

Remember Pets during Poison Prevention Week March 18-24

Published on March 5, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips

Pet Poison Helpline Raising Awareness of Household Dangers to Pets The 50th anniversary of Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24, 2012, marking five decades of safer homes and saved lives. While much of the nationally-recognized effort has been directed at raising awareness with parents of small children, the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline remind us …continue reading

Are Batteries Poisonous to Dogs?

Published on April 26, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

My dog just ate a battery! What should I do? If you notice that the remote control is chewed on and the batteries are missing, call a veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline stat! When the casing for a battery is punctured, there is risk for alkaline or acidic material to leak out, resulting in severe …continue reading

Antifreeze Poisoning in Dogs & Cats (Ethylene Glycol Poisoning)

Published on February 28, 2011
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips

During certain times of the year (such as summer and winter), dogs and cats are more exposed to antifreeze. Untreated, antifreeze poisoning can be fatal to pets. Prompt, immediate treatment is necessary in order to save a dog or cat’s life from poisoning. Sources of antifreeze: The primary dangerous source of antifreeze is automotive radiator …continue reading