Tag: pet safety

Ways to Ease the Stress of Labor Day for You and Your Pets Do you plan on traveling with your pet? For many, this long weekend may include a road trip. Be prepared. Does your pet get anxious or sick in the car? If this is the first time you will be traveling in the…

Alpha Lipoic Acid is an over-the-counter natural antioxidant that can be found in human supplements for weight loss, diabetes, arthritis, cataracts, and other ailments. It should not be confused with alpha LINOLEIC acid, which is an omega-3 fatty acid and considered to be harmless. Did you know these can be dangerous for our pets? When…

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…