Search Search Search Topic Enrichment & Behavior Behavior Animal Health Animal Care Disease Prevention & Treatment Intake Protocols Toxicology & Poison Control Spay/Neuter Surgery Cruelty & Disasters Animal Cruelty Investigations Animal Fighting Keeping Pets in Homes Clear All SAFER® & Other Behavioral Assessment Tools Learn more about popular, tested and evolving programs used by agencies in performing canine behavior assessments. Top 10 Pet Toxins of 2021 Find out which toxins besides chocolate resulted in the most calls to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. New Research Shows Ovarian Pedicle Tie Safe in Feline Spay Surgery Learn more about spaying female cats with the ovarian pedicle tie (OPT) technique, which can be performed 30% faster than traditional sutures with comparable hemorrhaging risks. 5 Pet Safety Tips for Storm Preparedness These tips from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center can help your clients and adopters keep pets safe and calm during stormy weather. Are Breed-Specific Laws Effective? How best to deal with dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs can be a confusing and touchy issue. Animal Behavior From working with fearful dogs to reading cat body language, this section contains resources to help you communicate with and better care for animals. People Foods Pets Should Never Eat This list of people foods that should always be off-limits to pets was prepared by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Share it! Top 5 Holiday Dangers for Pets Presents, decorations and visitors can put pets at risk during the holidays. Share these safety tips with shelter visitors or clinic clients. Debunking Internet Myths & Rumors About Pet Toxins Be sure you know answers about these common tox myths for the next time a client says “But I read it online!” FAQ: Must We Always Vaccinate on Intake? ASPCA Shelter Medicine Services veterinarians explain the importance of vaccinating on intake and using the right vaccines.