Tag: halloween

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…