Tag: household

How to keep your feline friend safe in 2013 Sometimes it seems like cats can defy the laws of physics. They have a keen sense of balance and nearly always land squarely on their feet, which contributes to the “nine lives” myth. But cats also have a keen sense of curiosity, which can lead them…

Pet Poison Helpline’s Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS will be featured on Pet Talk with Dr. B, a radio show broadcasted out of Las Vegas.  Dr. Brutlag will be interviewed on common household toxins that are poisonous to dogs and cats, including items you would not expect! Tune in on Saturday, September 1st at 11:20 am PST…

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…

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline have perused their records for 2011, and determined the “Top Ten List” of potential poisons in our homes and yards that were the most commonly reported during 2011.    “Each year we examine our records to determine what contributed to the most calls from pet owners and veterinarians,” said Justine…

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…