News & Information

Keep abreast of the latest in pet care news as well as helpful hints for a happier pet.

Pet Poison Helpline Information

Pet Poison Helpline is a service available 24 hours, seven days a week for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet.  Pet Poison Helpline's experts can provide treatment advice for poisoning cases in all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals and exotic species.  As the most cost effective option for animal poison control care, Pet Poison Helpline's fee of $35 per incident includes all follow-up consultation.  Pet Poison Helpline is available in the US and Canada by calling 800-213-6680.  Additional info can be found online at

Chocolate found harmful to canines

In a recent Veterinary Journal, feeding chocolate to dogs was found to cause toxic shock in 24% of the animals.

Tip of the day: How to brush your pet effectively

Start brushing from the bottom, and work your way up. Comb thoroughly after brushing to detect any matting or tangles you may have missed with your brush.

More information on toxins to be aware of

Table scraps in large amounts could be classified as toxic food for dogs.  They're  not nutritionally balanced.  They should never be more than 10% of your dog's diet.  Fat should be trimmed from meat and bones.


Bones from fish and cooked bones can obstruct the digestive system.


Citrus oil extracts result in vomiting.


Grapes and raisins contain unknown toxins which can do damage to the kidneys.  Definitely considered toxic food for dogs.


Macadamia nuts, like grapes and raisins, contain unknown toxins.


Spoiled food and garbage.  Definitely toxic for our pets.


Mushrooms can result in shock and cause death.


Alcohol can result in coma and death.