Tag: seasonal

With rising temperatures, there is an increased risk for our pets to suffer from heat stroke. An increased body temperature caused from outdoor weather extremes is usually a medical emergency. A dog’s normal temperature ranges from 99.5⸰F – 102.5⸰F. If the body temperature should rise above 105⸰F, veterinary assistance should be sought immediately. Risk of…

By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Have you ever noticed that, just like some people, our pets tend to gain weight over the winter too? Seasonal weight gain in pets is something that happens to many of our domesticated animals in the fall and winter. So what causes our pets to gain weight over…

By: Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian People are often surprised to learn that we see trends in poisonings here at Pet Poison Helpline based on the season or time of year. As we head into 2014, let’s review the year in poison and hopefully you can use this information to help keep your pets safe…

Now that summer has drawn to an end, it’s important to remember all those upcoming seasonal toxins that we need to be aware of! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, make sure to educate yourself on the pet poisons that are around your house and that we commonly see here at Pet Poison…

Holiday festivities, decorations and rich foods can wreak havoc on undiscerning pets who love to taste test everything that appears new and interesting. While pet owners need to be made aware of the very real and dangerous threats to pets this time of year, the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline would also like to debunk…