Poisoned & Emergencies
If your pet happens to get into something they should not have, learn these steps and follow them in an emergency.
- If your pet becomes poisoned try to focus and do not panic.
- Quickly remove your pet from the area and secure the area so no other pets or people can get affected/contaminated.
- Make sure your pet is acting and feeling normally, check for regular breathing.
- Collect a sample of the contaminate in a bag, box, or anything to protect it. Also collect the packaging for the contaminate if available.
- If your pet vomited collect a sample, as well as stool sample incase needed later for testing.
- DO NOT try and treat your pet with home medicine/remedies, it might be contradictory to your pet’s health!
- Call a pet poison hotline (most require a small consultation fee); and be ready with your pets age, sex, species, breed, weight, symptoms, poison (if known), time ingested + duration after ingestion:
- Pet Poison Helpline 1-800-213-6680
- ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 1-888-426-4435
- Animal Poison Hotline 1-888-232-8870
- If an emergency call your local 24 emergency pet clinic
- Take your pet to emergency pet center if operators cannot help.
- If you can call for assistance such as a family member, friend, roommate, or someone else in shouting distance; a second body can be quite helpful.
- Step 7 and 8 can be interchanged based on your discretion.