Is it an emergency?

What to do if your pet is poisoned:
  • Remove your pet from the area.
  • Check to make sure your pet is safe: breathing and acting normally
  • Do NOT give any home antidotes.
  • Do NOT induce vomiting without consulting a vet or Pet Poison Helpline®.
  • Call Pet Poison Helpline® at 855-764-7661.
  • If veterinary attention is necessary, contact your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

For detailed instructions click here or call (855) 764-7661

Was your pet just exposed to something harmful? Call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline® immediately. The sooner an exposure or poisoning is addressed, the easier, less expensive, and safer it is to treat.

  • $85 fee

    When you call one of our staff experts, a $85 USD per incident fee applies. All follow-up consultations are included.

  • All pets, Any Exposure

    We have the expertise to handle any exposure situation, in any pet species – large or small!

How It Works

  1. An expert receives your concern

    Our staff of highly trained veterinary professionals will gather information about the exposure

  2. We evaluate the exposure

    We run calculations and will determine if the pet can be monitored from home or should be seen by your veterinarian

  3. We consult with your veterinarian

    If veterinary care is warranted, we will work together with your veterinarian to develop a treatment plan specific to your pet

Why Choose Pet Poison Helpline

  • 97% of veterinary professionals are likely to recommend Pet Poison Helpline® to pet owners
  • Over 2 million animal poisoning and exposure cases managed
  • Only licensed veterinary contact center in the world
  • 10 veterinarians board-certified in toxicology (DABVT, DABT), internal medicine (DACVIM), and emergency and critical care (DACVECC)
  • Dedicated staff of full-time employees, not contractors
  • Over 40 years of experience
  • Access to data on 500,000+ household and commercial products/medications and dietary supplements
  • Triple Licensed by the Boards of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, and Pharmacy
  • Formal affiliation with the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
  • Committed to education and poison prevention efforts

To learn more, please click here.

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