10 Tips for Pet Poisoning Emergencies

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1. Call the Emergency Animal Poison Control Hotline. The ASPCA has an emergency poison hotline you can call, it’s (888) 426-4435.
2 Always keep the phone number of your vet, the closest emergency animal clinic and the poison control hotline in your phone. In the event of an emergency you don’t want to waste time looking for numbers.
3.Try to find out as much as you can about what poisoned your pet. The more you know the more a vet can help your pet.
4. Education is key. The more you can do to prevent poisoning the better. The ASPCA has a lists of regular household items that you may have never thought of as a threat.
5. Know the signs poisoning. Vomiting, excess drooling and shaking are some of the most common. But, also be aware if you notice dilated pupils, lack of responsiveness and lethargy.
6. Stay calm.Your fur-baby needs you in this time of crisis. The calmer you can keep yourself the more you can focus on keeping them calm and getting them help.
7. Keep a list of your pet’s weight and special health information. Your emergency vet or hotline specialist will need this information. PetHub ID tags are convenient place to keep this information handy.
8. If you have other pets in the home make sure that they haven’t gotten into whatever got your little guy sick and quarantine the area.
9. Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed by a professional. While Inducing vomiting might be a good idea for a pet that’s ingested chocolate, it could be lethal for a pet that’s ingested bleach or other hazardous chemicals. Consult a professional.
10. Have a pet first aid kit handy. After calling an emergency vet or poison control you will want to follow their instructions immediately.