Call the Pet Poison Helpline for Toxin Information

One of the great resources available to pet owners and veterinarians is petpoisonhelpline.com.  Their number is (800) 213-6680.  For a small fee (around $40) you can receive 24/7 assistance if you have concern that your pet has come in contact with toxins.  Upon receiving your case number, please provide it to your veterinarian who can call and get valuable insight into the proper dosing and treatment best practices for your animal.

The website also contains a great deal of useful information for pets. I really like the comprehensive toxin list that covers plants, chemicals, drugs and even venomous reptiles. The section for pet owners tells people how to make up a poison first aid kit, how to poison proof you home and how to protect your pet during the holidays.  They even have a top ten list of the most common poisons.  I subscribe to the newsletter. My clients and I have experienced tremendous help from Pet Poison Helpline so I wanted to pass this information along.  More info at http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/.

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.

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