Tag: vets

Methanol poisoning is most commonly seen in pets due to ingestion of windshield washer fluid, however methanol can also be found in cleaning products, varnish, solvents, gasoline and model airplane fuel. Methanol is a colorless alcohol that has a slightly sweet odor. It is also referred to as “wood alcohol.” Clinical signs of methanol poisoning…

Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) is a commonly prescribed medication in veterinary medicine. It is used to treat urinary incontinence, primarily in older, spayed female dogs. Phenylpropanolamine is considered to be a safe medication at therapeutic doses however, poisoning may be seen at higher doses. Typically, mild clinical signs may be seen with ingested doses slightly above the…

SafetyCall International and Pet Poison Helpline are pleased to announce that we are now home to five Diplomates of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT). The most recent Diplomate from SafetyCall is Dr. Charlotte Flint, a Senior Veterinary Toxicologist, Clinical Toxicology. These five women have continuously exemplified the hard work and dedication that keeps…

In honor of Nation Immunization Awareness Month, we want to encourage you to discuss vaccinations with your veterinarian. We have heard about a reemergence of distemper due to pets not being vaccinated, and rabies is always a concern. Not sure exactly what these diseases are? Read more: Distemper: Canine distemper is a contagious and serious…

Pet Poison Helpline’s Associate Director of Veterinary Services, Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT, will be lecturing at the Mississippi Valley Veterinary Medical Association’s Annual Conference from March 6-7, 2013. Dr. Lee’s lecture schedule is as follows: Thursday, March 7th 8:00am – 9:00am Top 20 Toxic Titans…And How to Treat Them! This presentation will focus on…