Tag: pet safety

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…

Dijana Katan, DVM, MPH, DABT Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline Recently, there has been a lot of debate around spaying and neutering. While new research is continually being done resulting more information to be considered there are a few benefits of spaying your pet that have remained constant. Spaying your pet results in…

Magen Stevenson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline Valentine’s Day is here, and love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is about expressing how much you care to those you love, pets included! Sometimes that expression of love comes in the form of food and treats. And too many treats can lead to obesity…

Ariana Schwab, CVT Senior Veterinary Industry Representative Pet Poison Helpline Alcohol can cause dangerous health problems to our pets.  Luckily, many pets find the taste unpleasant and leave it alone.  However, we are not always that lucky and due to different scents and scenarios, alcohol toxicity does occur.  Our furry friends can be exposed to…

Julie Rodger, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline The fall sports season is well on its way.  No matter what your sport of choice, games are to be found every day of the week.  Maybe you take your pets to watch your child’s game or you have friends over for viewing parties.  One thing…