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Fact vs. Fiction: Common Misconceptions About Pet Poisonings

Published on April 2, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Facts,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

By Michelle Willis, RVT, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist   Time: All poisons are instant. False! The majority of toxins need time to act. There are many toxins that will take hours to days before we see any symptoms. (For example, Long Acting Anticoagulant Rodenticides can take days for signs to show). This is something to …continue reading

Essential Oils and Dogs

Published on February 28, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Jo Marshall CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist It seems that there is a new horror story every day on essential oils and pets lately. Our Dr Benson addressed the concerns with essential oils and cats in her blog: http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/blog/essential-oils-cats/   and now it is time to give our canine friends equal time. The first thing …continue reading

Closing the Door on Pet Toxicity

Published on February 14, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Susan Holland, DVM Associate Veterinarian Every day at Pet Poison Helpline we receive calls where a medication or supplement has been accidentally dropped and a pet has ingested it. The caller is often distressed, and, rightfully so because many medications administered in correct doses for a human constitute a dangerous dose for a pet. Even …continue reading

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

Making Sitting Safer: Advice for Pet Sitters

Published on January 26, 2018
Categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

Heather Harris, CVT Veterinary Specialist While pet sitting, the family is trusting you to keep their animals safe while they are away. Unfortunately, stressful times like when an owner is away might be the very time that a normally docile dog becomes a counter surfer for the first time, grabs, and eats something poisonous. Taking …continue reading