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Poison Prevention


Protecting Companion Animals from Poisons and Other Harmful Substances in the Environment


Poison Control Dog If you suspect your companion animal has ingested something poisonous or harmful:

1. Remain calm


2. Gather details, including:

o what was ingested
o quantity ingested
o when ingested


3. Contact your veterinarian or a poison-control hotline. A list of many top animal poison control hotlines is available below.


4. Take your animal to a veterinarian if advised.

These are some of the common foods, plants and household products that can cause a companion animal to get sick if ingested.


FOODS
• Alcoholic beverages
• Avocado
• Bones
• Chocolate (all types)
• Citrus oil extracts
• Coffee (all forms)
• Fatty food
• Garlic
• Grapes
• Hops
• Macadamia nuts
• Milk
• Moldy foods
• Mushrooms
• Onions (powdered form included)
• Persimmons
• Raisins
• Raw eggs
• Raw fish
• Salt
• Spoiled foods
• Tomatoes
• Yeast dough
• Xylitol sweetened products Plants
• Amaryllis
• Autumn crocus
• Azalea
• Castor bean

• Cyclamen
• English ivy
• Kalanchoe
• Lilies
• Marijuana
• Narcissus bulb
• Oleander
• Poinsettia
• Pothos
• Rhododendron
• Sago palm
• Schefflera
• Sweet peas
• Tobacco
• Tulip bulb
• Yew


HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
• Ant-control products
• Antifreeze
• Bleach
• Fertilizers
• Fuel oils
• Human pain-relief medications containing acetaminophen, ibuprofen
• Human cold medications containing pseudoephedrine
• Lighter fluid
• Mice-control products
• Paint
• Polishes
• Rat-control products
• Roach-control products


Poison Hotlines in the United States

• Angell Poison Control Hotline - 1-877- 2-ANGELL
Cost $55 billed to credit card
available 24 hours a day / 365 days a year

• Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine - 785-532-5679
FREE SERVICE - available 24 hours a day / may take a few minutes to page the veterinary toxicologist on call at that time

• Animal Poison Hotline - 1-888-232-8870
Cost $35 billed to credit card - available 24/7 - provided by North Shore Animal League& PROSAR International Animal Poison Center

• Pet Poison Helpline - 1-800-213-6680 - Cost $35 billed to your credit card • National Animal Poison Control Center - 1-800-548-2423
Cost billed to credit card - request current pricing

• National Animal Poison Control Center - 1-900-680-0000
Cost billed to callers telephone - request current pricing

• Tuft University School of Veterinary Medicine - 1-508-839-5395

 

 

 

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