Know what to do! If you suspect your pet has ingested a harmful substance, contact a local pet emergency hospital, such as Blue Pearl at 757-499-5463, or call Pet Poison Helpline at 1-855-289-0358 any time, day or night. The Pet Poison Helpline will bill your credit card a one-time, per-incident fee of $39.
Gather the right information! Have this information ready when calling:
- What your pet ingested and when
- How much of the substance your pet ingested (how many pills, what milligram strength; how many ounces of chocolate, etc)
- Pet’s current weight
- Pet’s medical history, any medications or supplements
Get the app! Purchase a Pet Poison Helpline app at the iTunes App Store for only $1.99, for your iPhone, and get access to information that can help save your pet’s life.
Coming Thursday: Pack a First Aid Kit for pet poisoning emergencies. We’ll tell you how.
On Facebook: Watch for the Pet Poison Helpline Top Ten lists this week and next.