Tag: outdoors

Candi Amundson, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Growing up in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” I certainly spent my fair share on the rivers and lakes in my area. We would grab our hot dogs and sandwiches, a bag of chips, and a few pops (soda that is 😉). Our dog was always along for…

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…

Fireworks safety and common barbecue foods to avoid When celebrating with family and friends this 4th of July, remember that fireworks and some common barbecue foods can be hazardous to the well-being of pets. The veterinary and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline offer pet owners these tips for a safe and happy holiday. “Pets…

It’s amazing (yet scary) how many substances in your yard, compost pile or garage that are poisonous to our pets! Some of these can cause serious problems if ingested by our dogs and cats. Here is the list of yard, garden, and garage products that the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline recommend keeping away from…

Do you have a cat in your household? Please use EXTREME caution when bringing in flowers, bouquets, and new plants into your cat-friendly household. Easter lilies are extremely poisonous to cats, and just 1-2 leaves (or even the pollen) can kill a cat! Even small ingestions can result in severe kidney failure. Sources of poisoning:…