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Bread Dough Toxicity: A Rising Hazard for Pets

Published on February 1, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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 …continue reading

Home Away From Home With Your Pet

Published on May 25, 2016
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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 …continue reading

Bodybuilding Supplements and Pets

Published on August 27, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

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, …continue reading

Saying Goodbye

Published on February 25, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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 …continue reading

Your child is begging for a pet…now what?

Published on January 23, 2014
Categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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 …continue reading

Dr. Justine Lee to be Featured on Rachael Ray

Published on March 22, 2013
Categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Dr. Justine Lee was featured on the Rachael Ray show on Monday, March 25th, 2013.  Dr. Lee discussed how to properly give your pet CPR and gave other great first aid advice for pet owners, including how to build your very own first aid kit. Watch some of the show’s highlights below! First Aid for …continue reading

Top 5 Most Hazardous Handbag Contents

Published on December 5, 2011
Categorized under: Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips

Handbags: Reservoirs for Items Toxic to Pets To a dog or cat, a handbag or backpack can be like an amusement park. In one compact place, she can find many flavorful treasures to nuzzle, sniff and chew. This wouldn’t be so much of a problem if all the contents in handbags and backpacks were safe …continue reading

Complimentary Continuing Education for Veterinarians 12/08/2011

Published on November 10, 2011
Categorized under: Continuing Education,Professional Events

Join Pet Poison Helpline’s Drs. Ahna Brutlag and Justine Lee as they discuss some common toxins seen around the holidays poisonous to cats and dogs, including: poinsettias, lilies, mistletoe, alcohol, unbaked bread dough, grapes, raisins, fatty table scraps and human medications.  Underlying mechanism of action, clinical signs and treatment will be reviewed for each listed above. Title: Common …continue reading