Tag: winter

The winter season can be very cold and long. To make house decor more festive it is often a fun idea to bring winter plants indoors to spruce up the home, but are all winter plants safe to have in the house? There are a handful of popular winter plants that can be dangerous for…

Heather Handley, DVM Senior Consulting Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline The conventional road salt is large, coarse grains of sodium chloride (NaCl). That is the same chemical as table salt. It is the most cost-effective way to prevent freezing on roadways, but it has environmental costs. Some areas may try to decrease the amount…

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…