Did your dog or cat just eat something poisonous? Poisonous items can be plants, chemicals, medications and food. Please call us right away! It’s much easier, much safer, much cheaper, and so much better for your pet to get treatment right away. Don’t wait until your pet is sick or showing symptoms.
What to do if your dog or cat is poisoned, or has had an accidental ingestion:
1) First take your pet from the area or remove whatever is being ingested.
2) Secondly, make sure your dog or cat is acting and breathing normally.
3) Don’t try any home remedies or antidotes.
4) Do NOT induce vomiting without consulting a vet or Pet Poison Helpline.
5) Last, contact us (614-836-3222), an emergency clinic (Diley Hill Animal ER 614-829-6444), or Pet Poison Helpline (1-800- 213-6680 $39 fee) Your veterinarian may need to call the Pet Poison Helpline for ingestion of unfamiliar medications, plants, etc.
6)VERY IMPORTANT Please save the container of whatever the pet ingested and bring it with you to the veterinarian!
Keep in mind that the prognosis is always better when a toxicity is reported immediately,so do not wait to see if your pet becomes symptomatic before calling for help! It’s always less expensive and safer for your pet to call immediately. Remember there is a narrow window of time when we can induce vomiting or pump the stomach in the case of a poisoning!
Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. The $39, per incident, fee covers the initial consultation as well as all follow-up calls associated with the management of the case. They are the only poison control with board-certified veterinary internal medicine, emergency critical care specialists, and veterinary toxicologists.
Diley Hill Animal Emergency Center: (614) 829-6444
Pet Poison Helpline: (800) 213-6680
Info courtesy of Pet Poison Helpline- www.petpoisonhelpline.com/pet-owners/emergency/