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Most medications warn you to keep out of reach of children, but in Diane Spray’s home that warning now applies to her pets. Spray, who works late hours in Wausau, Wis., recently came home at 3 a.m. to find her dog Abby “acting sheepish like she’s done something naughty.” Initially she couldn’t see anything that…

Kristin Saunders, BS, LVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline Almost every animal will experience some form of pain at some point in their life. Whether it’s a young animal who is rough housing and hurts their leg, an older animal experiencing the effects of aging, or an animal with an upset stomach, pain can…

Dijana Katan, DVM, MPH, DABT Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline Cold and flu season is in full swing. Hopefully, you have not been affected, but if you have, you may be relying pretty heavily on your cold and flu medications. While the medications may be making you feel better, make sure to keep…

Vikki Johnson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline Would you know if your dog or cat is in pain? Sometimes I think it would be helpful if my dog Howie could talk, but other times I’m happy he can’t (e.g. squirrel!). Since our pets cannot verbally tell us if they are painful, we need…

By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist The Stats of Pet Poison Helpline! Every year we run the statistics on the calls we take here at Pet Poison Helpline. How may exposures, what types of exposures, what specifically by species do we see in the bulk of our calls. This helps us in what…