Tag: summer

As we start to enter the warmer months of the summer, pools, beaches, and lakes become a great pastime for families and their pets. Before venturing into the deep blue sea, make sure you know how to keep your pets safe. While swimming may seem like something that is natural to most dogs, this is…

Tabatha Regehr, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline At Pet Poison Helpline we commonly receive calls from concerned pet owners after their pet has chewed on or eaten a plant from a floral arrangement or home yard. The summer brings beautiful blooms to our yards, but some plants are safer than others. Lilies,…

Tabatha Regehr, DVM Associate Veterinarian Pet Poison Helpline In recent weeks news agencies have reported deaths of dogs that had been swimming, drinking, or walking near the water’s edge of ponds or lakes containing blue green algae. Each of these dog’s died within hour of being in or near the water. Most people are unaware…

Julie Rodger, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline Warmer weather is finally here! This weather has us opening our windows, going outside more, and possibly traveling with our pets. It is important to keep our pets in mind and be on the lookout for certain warm weather dangers. Heat and Humidity: If you see…

Tabatha Regehr, DVM Associate Veterinarian Pet Poison Helpline Spring has sprung which means the grass is growing, the flowers are blooming, and the dark day of winter are ending. The downside associated with spring is that thunderstorm season has also arrived which can be extremely stressful for dogs and cats with storm phobia. Storm phobia…