Tag: halloween

Halloween. Almost an entire week dedicated to making, buying and giving out candy, with bountiful sugary rivers flowing from neighborhoods to trick or treater’s baskets and pillow cases– and hopefully, not into your pet’s mouth! It’s common for pets to eat things they shouldn’t, so make sure to keep the following Halloween treats far out…

As outdoor areas become more urbanized, it’s easy to forget that we share these spaces with a wide variety of creep crawly critters. Enjoying the outdoors with your pet can be a fantastic bonding experience and a great way to keep them active. However, many pets are very curious in nature and have a strong…

By Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline We LOVE Halloween here at Pet Poison Helpline and are prepping for our own party on the big day. Still, during all the fun our goal is to help keep pets safe and healthy! Here are some reminders and tips for the season: Glow sticks…

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…

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…