Tag: medications

By Pamela Huyck Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Many of the calls we receive here at Pet Poison Helpline are regarding accidental medication exposures that are easily preventable.  While dogs and cats may spit out their own pills they will still often eat human medications.  Dogs are especially prone to grabbing pills that…

By: Jo Marshall, CVT Staff Certified Veterinary Technician As a veteran of many holiday phone shifts here at Pet Poison Helpline, I can tell you that this will likely be our busiest week of the 2013. One would not think that this would be the case at an animal poison control center, but it seems…

By: Catherine Angle, DVM, MPH Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Recently, a story ran in Atlanta that investigates the connection between the administration of Trifexis, a monthly heartworm preventative, and the death of pets.  As I read through the article, I was struck by a comment made by the animal owner where she mentioned that the…

For more than 50 years and since its inception by Congress in 1961, the third week in March has been designated as National Poison Prevention Week. This year it falls on March 17-23, and the veterinarians and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline are urging everyone to remember the four-legged members of the family, as…

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…