Tag: toxins

Candi Amundson, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Spring has sprung and many of us are doing lots of spring cleaning which includes the garage or shed. Often times we will put products that are not safe to keep in the house out in the shed or garage where it is not as easily accessible. Here…

Tyne K. Hovda Pet Poison Helpline, Bloomington, MN Equine Paste Wormers It is not unusual for riders to keep one or two tubes of an equine paste wormer in their tack trunks. Many different formulations are found and most are harmful when tubes are chewed up and the contents eaten by dogs. Ivermectin and moxidectin…

Pet Poison Helpline Advises Cat Owners to be Aware of These Dangerous Toxins How to keep your cat safe this upcoming year It is no surprise that dogs and cats are, by far, the most common pets in U.S. households today. The cat population in the U.S. outnumbers dogs by more than 10 million, making them…

Ideas for keeping pets safe from potential dangers Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with this holiday of love comes gifts, many of which include candies and flowers. The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline share some of the most common culprits of pet poisonings related to these well-intentioned gifts. “Unfortunately, some well-intentioned gifts…

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…