Valentine's Day Do's and Dont's By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Do find safe gifts to show your pet Valentine’s Day love! A new collar, treats, or toys can all be great gifts for your pet on Valentine’s day. Valentine’s Day can also be a great time to try a new dog or cat treat recipe or make a new toy. If your pet is already swimming in toys and [...]
Essential Oils and Your Pet are Like Oil and Water – They Don’t Mix What are essential oils? Essential oils are volatile, organic constituents of plants that contribute to fragrance and taste. They are extracted from plants via distillation or cold pressing. Essential oils are utilized in a variety of ways in varying concentrations: as insecticides, in aromatherapies, personal care products (e.g., antibacterials), flavorings, herbal remedies and liquid potpourri. Though helpful for your own [...]
Did you know 50 % of Pet Poison Helpline calls are from pets ingesting human medications? Pets metabolize medications very differently from people. Even seemingly benign over-the-counter or herbal medications may cause serious poisoning in pets.
Xylitol provides many human health benefits, making it a common active or inactive ingredient in your medicine cabinet, pantry, and purse. Take special care and keep these potentially toxic products away from your pets!
Keep your pets safe this winter season by avoiding these winter hazards with your pet.
The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about a potentially poisoned pet. When prepping for and celebrating for the season, consider your pets. Below is a list of holiday-related decorations, plants and food items that our friends at Pet Poison Helpline recommend keeping away from pets.
During this time of family, friends and festivities, we want to help prevent your pet from some potentially poisonous household dangers common during the week of Thanksgiving.
The start of fall brings new seasonal household items that pose a threat to the safety of our pets. These common household items can cause serious problems if ingested by animals. Here is the list of seasonal products that the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline recommend keeping away from pets.