Sidewalk Salt

We’re getting into the freeze-thaw-freeze part of the year, and that means sidewalk salt. This can irritate your pets’ paws, or make them sick if they ingest it. When you take them out walking, please protect their skin and keep them from eating the ice or snow.

Is there really a “safe” ice melt? […]

Easter Lilies are toxic to cats!

Lilies are very toxic to cats – even the water that the cut flowers are kept in. They lead to acute kidney failure. If your cat contacts a lily – bring them to the vet right away! It’s best to avoid them if you have cats.



List of Feline Toxins!

This week is National Poison Prevention Week, which means it’s the perfect time to double check that your home is a safe place for your cat! Some of the most common household hazards include toilet bowl cleaners, rust removers, and drain cleaners. If ingested, your feline friend could suffer profuse drooling, difficulty breathing, vomiting, and […]

Valentine’s Day is coming – Remember Lilies are toxic to cats!!!

Ice Melts around Pets – from Pet Poison Helpline.

Is there really a “safe” ice melt?

By: Caley Chambers, 2015 DVM Candidate University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Extern, Pet Poison Helpline

This is the author’s dog, “Maddie,” a 5 year old female golden doodle. Winter is one of “Maddie’s” favorite seasons. Her favorite outdoor winter activity is to bury her face […]

Is sidewalk salt dangerous to your pet?

Is sidewalk salt dangerous for my pet? Published: Jan 20, 2012

The answer is, unfortunately, yes. Most de-icing products used on sidewalks and roads contain sodium chloride or calcium chloride, which can irritate paws or make a dog or cat sick if ingested, AccuWeather reports.


When walking your dog, don’t allow them to […]

Avoid Jerky treats! They have NOT been pulled off the shelves!

Just a reminder that, contrary to images and posts circulating on social media, there have NOT been any recalls of jerky treats associated with the problem being investigated by FDA. Most of these treats are still available on shelves. The treats in question are made in China – although at this point, I would consider […]

How to file a complaint about jerky treats from the FDA and Pet Poison Helpline!

From the FDA – how to report a complaint about jerky pet treats. They advise all pet owners to submit information through the Safety Reporting Portal with the help of your vet. Read more about the information they’re looking for:

FDA Releases Progress Report on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation

Breaking news! FDA releases progress report on jerky treats that have been harming cats and dogs. See this link for specific info for pet owners and specific info for vets (Dear Dr. Letter). While the cause of harm has not yet been identified, there has been a significant decrease in the number of cases since […]

Halloween Toxins for your pet from Pet Poison Helpline!

From Pet Poison Helpline:

The most common Halloween hazards for pets are chocolate, candy overindulgence, raisins, candy wrappers, glow sticks and jewelry and candles.

Chocolate – Of all candies, chocolate poses the biggest Halloween “threat” to dogs. Many dogs […]