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Your dog ate what?! Managing pet exposures to healthcare products

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Pets are family. Just ask the 78 million pet-owning households in the USA. Like young two-legged family members, pets get into things they shouldn't, including (and especially) consumer healthcare products. In addition to accidental exposures, pet owners also intentionally treat their pets with products meant for people without understanding the risk this can pose to their furry friends. Indeed, exposures to people's medications and supplements represent the most common call reported to Pet Poison Helpline, a 24/7 national animal poison control center, followed closely by consumer products such as household cleaners, pesticides, cosmetics, and personal care products.

When pets are exposed to consumer products, panicked pet owners will contact manufacturers wanting to know if their pet is in danger of poisoning. Additionally, when pets fall ill, pet owners may conclude that consumer products are the cause and contact manufacturers demanding answers and monetary compensation. Join us to learn about best practice options for managing pet exposures to consumer healthcare products.

Webinar Objectives

  • Understand how manufacturers can prepare to manage pet exposures to their products that result in the best possible outcome for the pet, the pet owner, and their brand.
  • Learn about the consumer healthcare products that pose the greatest risk for poisoning in pets.
  • Find out how and why best practice companies competently manage pets' exposures to their products both internally and through outsourcing.


  • Ahna Brutlag

    Dr. Brutlag is the Director of Veterinary Services and a partner at SafetyCall International/Pet Poison Helpline, a 24/7 animal and human poison control center that serves the public and partners with industry for medical and adverse event management, regulatory compliance, and product safety consultation to more than 200 pharmaceutical (human and veterinary), dietary supplement, personal care product, agricultural/chemical product and animal health companies. She is a board-certified veterinary toxicologist and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota’s (UMN) College of Veterinary Medicine where she teaches veterinary toxicology. She has personally managed over 30,000 cases involving potentially poisoned pets, authored dozens of textbook chapters and scientific articles, edited two scientific textbooks, and has given more than 100 lectures nationwide on the subject of small animal clinical toxicology. Her areas of expertise include clinical toxicology, adverse event management,post-market product/drug safety, and regulatory compliance.

March 15, 2023
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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