Top 10 Dog Poisons (cont.)
What to do for suspected dog poisoning
If you think your dog has been poisoned, try to stay calm. It is important to act quickly, but rationally.
First, gather up any of the potential poison that remains -- this may be helpful to your veterinarian and any outside experts who assist with the case. If your dog has vomited, collect the sample in case your veterinarian needs to see it.
Then, try to keep your pet calm and call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) at (888) 426-4435. Experts at the APCC are available to answer questions and provide guidance 24 hours a day for a $60 consultation fee.
Poison Protection: Pet-Proofing Your House
The best way to reduce the chances that your beloved dog will be the victim of pet poisoning is by preventing exposure to dangerous substances.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Web site: “Top 10 Pet Poisons of 2008.”
ASPCA Web site: “Top 10 Human Medications That Poison Our Pets.”
ASPCA Web site: “People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets.”
American Animal Hospital Association Web site, Healthypet.com: “Chocolate is dangerous for pets.”
American Veterinary Medical Association: “A Pet Owners Guide to Poisons.”
ASPCA web site: “17 Common Poisonous Plants.”
American Animal Hospital Association Web site, Healthypet.com: “Flea control products.”
ASPCA Web site: “What To Do If Your Pet Is Poisoned.”
© 2009 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.