Tag: medications

By: Amanda Poldoski, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Happy Holidays from Pet Poison Helpline! This is a very busy time of year for us at Pet Poison Helpline. Christmas Eve is notoriously our busiest day of the year and is swiftly approaching! Reflecting on Christmases past in the call center there are certain…

By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Giving your pet a medication may be a task that you find unenjoyable, and at times it may be a daunting task. You may have heard the saying about the struggles of giving your cat a pill; in fact, if you have a cat…

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…