Tag: kids

Heather Handley, DVM Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline When it comes to children, it is pretty standard to have “non-toxic” school supplies. That makes sense, but what does “non-toxic” mean? A product will get that label if its use is not expected to cause adverse health events. For example, a child may…

Jen Steckline, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  Pet Poison Helpline There are many easy snack foods for kids which are also toxic to pets.  Raisins and grapes are some of the most common food calls we get at the Pet Poison Helpline.  Raisins and grapes cause kidney failure in dogs and cats and unfortunately, there is…

Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Do you have travel plans for a summer vacation? Do those plans include a brief stop or a long stay at someone else’s home? Are you considering bringing your four-legged family member along? Most likely, your own home has been “pet-proofed” for a long time (congratulations!) but if…

By: Jessica Gregory Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline During these cold Minnesota winters my husband I and occasionally head to the mall with our son to go for a walk.  We can usually guess which places he will want to stop, one of which is a small stand that sells hermit crabs.  My…