Tag: pets

Renee F. DiPietro CVT, Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Veterinary Information Specialist Fresh homemade bread is a comforting pleasure for many people. An even more gratifying experience comes when we have the opportunity to create this staple food from scratch yourself. Winter days provide ample opportunity for simple, yet primal projects that can bring immense satisfaction to…

Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Do you have travel plans for a summer vacation? Do those plans include a brief stop or a long stay at someone else’s home? Are you considering bringing your four-legged family member along? Most likely, your own home has been “pet-proofed” for a long time (congratulations!) but if…

By: Annie Asplen, Paramedic Senior Health Information Specialist at SafetyCall International/Pet Poison Helpline Lots of us want to lose a few pounds and build a little muscle, and look to bodybuilding supplements to give us a boost. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, bodybuilding supplements are a 2.7 billion dollar-a-year industry. With a business that big,…

By: Jo Marshall Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline For the first time in my life, I have no dog in my home. No dog to snooze under my desk as I work.  No dog to enthusiastically greet me when I return home. No dog bouncing at the front door as the bus is…

By: Jessica Gregory Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline During these cold Minnesota winters my husband I and occasionally head to the mall with our son to go for a walk.  We can usually guess which places he will want to stop, one of which is a small stand that sells hermit crabs.  My…