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With rising temperatures, there is an increased risk for our pets to suffer from heat stroke. An increased body temperature caused from outdoor weather extremes is usually a medical emergency. A dog’s normal temperature ranges from 99.5⸰F – 102.5⸰F. If the body temperature should rise above 105⸰F, veterinary assistance should be sought immediately. Risk of…

Grow your knowledge and learn about the dangers of plants that could be in and around your home! Below is the top 11 poisonous plants Pet Poison Helpline receives calls on. Keep in mind that eating anything outside of the regular diet can cause stomach upset and diarrhea – this includes any plant. Lilium species…

Methanol poisoning is most commonly seen in pets due to ingestion of windshield washer fluid, however methanol can also be found in cleaning products, varnish, solvents, gasoline and model airplane fuel. Methanol is a colorless alcohol that has a slightly sweet odor. It is also referred to as “wood alcohol.” Clinical signs of methanol poisoning…

Ariana Schwab, CVT Senior Veterinary Industry Representative Pet Poison Helpline The grass is getting greener and air is getting warmer. This is the time of year that we all emerge from our hibernation and enjoy this glorious weather. Now, more than ever, we are sticking close to home. Spending a lot of time enjoying our…

Renee DiPietro, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline We love spending time in the outdoors with our pets. Many people also have farm animals that live outside all the time. Although there are many hazards for our pets in the outdoors, we don’t usually think of grass as being a problem. One tiny…