Poisoning

 

If you feel that your pet has been poisoned or has eaten poison, please call your veterinarian, emergency animal clinic, animal shelter, or animal control. 

CA Poison Control System:

1-800-876-4766

National Animal Poison Control Center:

1-800-548-2424 or 1-900-680-0000

(there are fees associated with services they provide)
 

Many potential sources for poisoning:

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Indoor and outdoor plants

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Prescription and OTC medications

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Household chemicals

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Household food (chocolate, moldy cheese)

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Topical products (flea powders, shampoos)

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Drugs and alcohol

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Antifreeze
 

Types of poisoning:

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Topical (contact) poisons

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Inhaled poisons

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Ingested poisons

 

How and When to Induce Vomiting

Do this only if directed to do so by veterinarian or local poison control or National Animal Poison Control

 

"Inducing Vomiting"

Again, we stress if your veterinarian or the National Animal Poison Control Center advises you to induce vomiting, you can give household (three percent) hydrogen peroxide orally, one teaspoon per ten pounds of body weight (eye dropper or baby dosing syringe).  This can be repeated every 15-20 minutes up to three times, on the way to the veterinary hospital. 

Remember:  If you are not sure when your pet ate, take the vomit to the hospital.  If you know what the substance was, take the vomit and the container the toxin was in.  In any case of poisoning, take your pet to the veterinary hospital as soon as possible.