5 must-reads for Poison Prevention Awareness Month

March 5, 2021
dvm360 Staff

In observance of this special month, here are 5 articles that bust myths and misconceptions about toxicology in veterinary medicine, plus provide useful tips and tricks, and resources.

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month, a great time to educate clients about some common household pet toxins and to brush up on your toxicology knowledge.

The following 5 articles cover a wide array of toxicology topics including tips and treatment approaches, toxicology myths, common pet holiday hazards, and more!

Happy reading!

  1. The solution to pollution: Top veterinary toxicity tips: Learn all about some common household items that may be toxic to companion animals, when and when not to induce emesis, and more.
  2. Don’t eat that!: Top 3 pet holiday hazards: With spring holidays fast approaching, it's a great time to talk to your clients about some of the top hazardous holiday items for pets.
  3. Pet cockatiel doused in Febreze makes full recovery: A recent case involving a pet cockatiel doused in Febreze recounts the proactive steps both the owners and veterinary professionals made to ensure a speedy recovery.
  4. Would you believe? Mirthful myths in veterinary toxicology: There are so many myths and misconceptions about what household items can hurt or help pets. A veterinary toxicologist who works at the Animal Poison Control Center sets the record straight.
  5. DVM designs pet poison phone app: Many clients flock to Google to learn about drug toxicities and adverse reactions to food. Unfortunately, not all of the information on the web is useful or factual. That's why Mari Delaney, DVM, developed a smartphone app to help pet parents prevent accidental drug and food toxicities in their pets.