Pet Poison Helpline is staffed with the following trained veterinary health experts:

  • Board-certified veterinary toxicologists (DABVT, DABT)
  • Board-certified internal medicine specialists (DACVIM)
  • Board-certified emergency critical care specialists (DACVECC)
  • Certified veterinary technicians (including American Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Technicians – AVECCT)
  • Veterinarians (DVM)
  • Clinical pharmacists/Doctors of Pharmacy(PharmD)

All of our medical professionals have received extensive education in the area of veterinary toxicology prior to managing cases. Clinical pharmacists and board-certified veterinarians in internal medicine, emergency and critical care, and toxicology are available around the clock, as are herpetologists. Due to the extraordinary volume of serious pet poisoning cases involving human pharmaceuticals, clinical pharmacists are a critical member of our professional team. This multi-disciplinary approach to case management allows us to offer the highest level of assistance to you and your pet or patient.

Pet Poison Helpline is also affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Our partnership with the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center provides us with 24 hour access to veterinarians board-certified in emergency and critical care should additional assistance be required for management of critical cases. In addition, our toxicologists are directly affiliated with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and College of Veterinary Medicine as Faculty and Clinical Faculty.

Pet Poison Helpline has over 30 years of experience and expertise in the management of pets exposed to potentially dangerous substances. PPH is also partnered with the world’s largest industry poison control center to ensure pharmacovigilance and safety for both humans and pets, and serves multiple veterinary and human pharmaceutical companies and household good producers. Our core group of toxicologists founded the Minnesota Regional Poison Control Center over 25 years ago as faculty of the University of Minnesota. We’ve set the national standard as pioneers in industry toxicology. We handle over 100,000 cases a year for the large number of clients we serve. During the past three decades, our team has managed over 2.5 million cases involving potential poisonings.

See how Pet Poison Helpline has helped thousands of pet owners and veterinarians, just like you!

 Pet Poison Helpline is the best resource for fast and thorough information on toxic exposure to pets.  Whether for a patient in the clinic or for a client calling for more information for their pets, their knowledgeable, caring staff have given me valuable medical information and peace of mind.
-Kate An Hunter, DVM (Woodbury, MN)

 I’m writing to thank you for helping save my dog’s life. On May 7, my miniature Dachshund, Kristi, ate some rat poison. I took her to our Emergency Animal Hospital, and was instructed to contact you immediately, which I did from one of their exam rooms. That night, and throughout the next few days, you consulted with the vets on call, offering life-saving advice (including a lipid IV drip) that enabled Kristi to pull through.

One week later, Kristi was back at home and doing well. Now, almost one month later, she’s resumed all her normal activities and has received a great health report from our veterinarian.

I will always be grateful for your help and advice. You offer a wonderful service!
-Fran W. 

Megan This last summer our almost 5 year old Black Lab, Megan, got herself into a little predicament while staying with her grandma 🙂 She is very mischievous and found herself an ant trap to munch on. This dog as a stomach of steel but we were still worried sick so we hopped in the car and got to her as fast as possible and then rushed her to the nearest vet. The vet was so kind and saw us ASAP without an appointment. She had us call the Pet Poison Helpline (which we had never heard of) before she treated Megan so she knew what she was dealing with. Thank goodness they told us she would be just fine based upon her size and the small amount of poison she consumed. We were so relieved!!!!! Thank you so much for the help, we are forever grateful and make sure that if any of our 3 dogs are staying with someone they have the number for the Pet Poison Hotline! It was money well spent!!!!
-Jessica S.

 Pet Poison Helpline is my go-to resource for poison control and toxicology information. I am always impressed by the rapid response and depth of toxicological knowledge shared by Drs. Brutlag and Lee. The team at Pet Poison Helpline are professional, courteous, and a superb resource for veterinary professionals and pet owners alike.
-Janet Tobassen Crosby, DVM (About.com Guide to Veterinary Medicine)

 Thanks so much for your help! I called a week ago Sunday. My baby Belle Masakowski (5 yr old lab mix) ate a thermcare heating pad containing iron. I was in a complete panic and your professional helpful advice helped me get through the crisis. Belle had no side effects and is healthy and well. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart. .
-Venus and Belle M.

CCI05212013_0000Thanks for saving my dog!  We appreciate all that you do.  I’ve enclosed a picture of my two girls, Velvet the daschund and Hazel the cockerspaniel.  Hazel is the one that swallowed the blood pressure medicine.  All better and back to her regular self.  Thanks so much!
-David H.

  We use Pet Poison Helpline all the time!!
-New York Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center

 Communicating with Pet Poison Helpline was absolutely seamless. I spoke with a kind, articulate, and very knowledgeable DVM, and received the information that I needed to help my patient. I’ll be using them again!
-Dr. Indu M.

 Thank you so much for this service — I called last night after my dog ate a year’s supply of Heartguard+.  With your guidance and information, I was able to help my dog without having to go to an emergency vet (2 hour drive away…)  I’m happy to report that everything’s fine this morning, we’re back to wagging tails today!  Thanks a million!!!
-Margaret and Einstein T.

 The veterinarian I spoke with was very helpful, patient and understanding.  Made me ALMOST calm about the situation. Most excellent service.
-Chuck E.

CarlyI wanted to thank your for your helpfullness and kindness when my cat, Carly, got sick.  She is just about 100% recovered, and I know she couldn’t have survived without the advice you gave me.
-Donna

 Thank you Pet Poison Helpline for a wonderful externship!  I learned so much and am impressed with the positive impact you have on the veterinary world!
-Jen G.

 We wanted to thank you so much for all of your help for our dog, Saffie.  She accidentally ate our daughter’s ADHD medication and got extremely ill.  The emergency vet said if it hadn’t been for you, our dog would probably have died from being given a sedative that was contra-indicated for that particular medicine.  Your help was invaluable to them!  Thank you again so much!  Saffie is doing much better and her prognosis is good.
-Julie P.

 Please accept my deepest appreciation and gratitude saving my Daphne’s life!  She is so precious to us.  Everyone loves her, such a joy to be around.  I sing your praises!  I will never forget your help!  Thank you and God Bless you all.
-Judith J.

 I used your services last week after my dog ate tile adhesive. The vet I spoke with was very helpful and was able to put my mind at ease. I’m happy to report the Stitch had no adverse effects from eating the adhesive and is doing great 🙂 Thanks for the awesome work you do!!
-Ashley L.

EuriThank you for helping my boy, Euri 🙂 I called you because he ate a peony petal, but he is fine now!
-Becky A.

 Thank you! I have toddlers and pets! You will be a great help if they decide to feed the dogs something!
-Melissa P.

 We really love to share your postings. How many thousands of pets get saved daily, weekly, yearly because of you all! We thank you!!
-Romie Lane Pet Hospital Business

 Thanks for a fantastic service when I needed it.  Service is professional, yet kind, courteous & understanding.
-Jennifer B.

  The night before Valentines Day, we left our little Doxie mix rescue alone for a few hours. We came home to find that he had somehow got hold of an unopened box of chocolates and eaten every single one. I called the poison control number and they were very efficient and helped me tremendously. They analyzed the contents he had consumed. They instructed me to bring him to the emergency vet hospital in our area. He only weighs 14 lbs and what he had eaten could have been deadly. He spent 2 nights in the ER and is now back to his perky little self. Thank you to the considerate staff who helped us through this very scary situation.
-Sandra S.

 Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  You are the best and have saved my beautiful Jasmine twice!!!  We thank you!!!!!!!
-Karen G.

 Pet Poison Helpline helped me and my dog – I highly recommend it.
-Kristen B.

 Thank you so much for helping me and my kitten Maybelline! 🙂
-Lacey D.

  It is with deep pleasure that I inform you that my dog Breanna Nicole has recovered after swallowing some blood pressure medication.  Due to your staff’s quick thinking and knowledge, Breanna Nicole did not suffer at all!  I am so thankful to you for your kindness and great work that you do for animals.
-Betty D.

  You guys rock…and have most likely saved Manny the Monster, all 12.5 pounds of him. from severe issues not to mention my peace of mind.
-G. Paris P.

  Last night I posted a photo of a plant that my cat got into.  Both Google image search and crowd sourcing confirmed it was a Dieffenbachia.  They’re harmful to the cat that ate it, so I called Pet Poison Helpline and they helped me by giving me step by step instructions on what to do to prevent her from getting more sick, exactly what to look out for, and when to bring her to the vet if necessary.  Gracie is fine now, super happy about the milk and canned food they recommended.  It was the best $49 I could’ve spent to make sure my 11 year old cat was going to be ok after hitting the poison kitty salad bar.
-Betsy S.

  I just wanted to send a little note to say thank you for your assistance today with my dog, Addie.  I did not know there was such a thing as a poison control for pets.  I discovered you purely by accident thanks to the National Poison Control Center.  I will share your contact info with all of my pet owner friends.  Again thank you very much.
-Eunice T.

  My cat swallowed my blood pressure medication this morning.  Oh no!  I called my vet immediately and they told me to call you with the details, which I did.  I just want to thank you for your excellent service.  It’s good to know that you exist.  I will be giving all my friends with pets your phone number to put on their refrigerator.  Thanks again for being there.
-Jill W.

  Last night I was in a panic!  one of the biggest loves of my life, my little Frenchie Noir, ingested paintballs.  Melanie saved my sanity!  AND my pocketbook as well.  She guided me through this scary time with knowledge and a special calmness that will not be forgotten anytime soon.  Noir is fine and doing well today.  I cannot thank you enough.  You are amazing and being able to talk to someone who answered ALL my questions and my concerns in my time of need was WELL WORTH the $39 for peace of mind.  Thank you, thank you!
-Molly C.

ArtyArty swallowed one of my pills: I did everything you advised me to do and watched him all day (also calling you several times to check if he was OK).  He is fine now and back to his old self!!!  Thanks so much for having this site for us to call and manning it 24 hours.
-Barbara G.

Our veterinary and pharmacy staff at Pet Poison Helpline and SafetyCall International have contributed significantly towards both the veterinary and human medical literature. Several of our publications are listed below:

Publications

Trim CM, Adams JG, Hovda LR. Failure of xylazine to induce anesthesia in two horses. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1987;190(2):201-202.

Hovda LR, McGuirk SM, Lunn DP. Total parenteral nutrition in a neonatal llama. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1990;196(2):319-322.

Hovda LR, Shaftoe S, Rose ML, Clemmons LH. Mediastinal squamous cell carcinoma and thyroid carcinoma in an aged horse. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1990;197(9):1187-1189.

Hovda LR, Gordon BG, Finney D, et al. Transient hypogammaglobulinemia in a family of Arabian horses. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1992;200:289-293.

Harris C, Filandrinos DT. Accidental administration of activated charcoal into the lung: Aspiration by Proxy. Annals of Emergency Medicine 1993;22(9):1470-1473.

Geor RJ, Becker RL, Kanara EW, Hovda LR, et al. Toxicosis in horses after ingestion of hoary alyssum. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1992;201(1):63-67.

Hovda LR, M L Rose ML. Hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana) toxicity in a herd of broodmare horses. Vet Hum Toxicol 1993;35(1):39-40.

Hovda LR. Immunodeficiency diseases in older foals. Equine Practice 1993;24-27.

Hovda LR, MaManus AC. Yohimbine for treatment of amitraz poisoning in dogs. Vet Hum Tox 1993;35(4):329.

Gertner E, Marshall PS, Filandrinos DT, et al. Complications resulting from the use of Chinese herbal medications containing undeclared prescription drugs. Arthritis & Rheumatism

Vatandoost H, Mirakbari SM, Filandrinos DT. A study of poisonings in adults at the poison control center in Loghman Hakeem Hospital, Tehran, Iran from April 25, 2000 to April 25, 2001. IJMT.

Hovda LR, Hooser SB. Toxicology of newer pesticides for use in dogs and cats. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2002;32(2):455-467.

Lee JA, Budgin JB, Mauldin EA. Acute necrotizing dermatitis with septicemia following
application of a d-limonene-based insecticidal shampoo in cat. J Am Vet Med Assoc 221, No. 2, July 15, 2002 pp. 258-262.

Lee JA, Drobatz KD. Characterization of the clinical characteristics, electrolytes, acid-base and renal parameters in male cats with urethral obstruction. J Vet Emerg Crit Care Soc
2003;13(4):227-233.

Lee JA, Hinchcliff KW, Piercy R, et al. Effects of racing and nontraining on plasma thyroid hormone concentrations in sled dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2004;224(2):226-231.

Mittleman E, Weisse C, Mehler SJ, Lee JA. Fracture of an endoluminal nitinol stent used for the treatment of tracheal collapse in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2004;225:1217-1221.

Lee JA, Drobatz KD, Koch MW, King LG. Indications for and outcome of positive-pressure ventilation in cats: 53 cats (1993-2002). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2005;226(6):924-931.

Quandt JE, Lee JA, Powell L. Analgesia in the Critically Ill Patient. Compendium for Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 2005;27(6):433-446.

Simmons S, Dincesen A, Murray H, Dunrud T, Burh B, Angle C. ” Anybody’s Dream”: A decision case of marketing alternative crops. J Natural Res Life Sci Educ 2005;34:29-35.

Handley H, Nelson DA. Ecological and phylogenetic influences on song sharing in song birds. Ethology 2005;111:221-238.

Lee JA, Drobatz KJ. Historical and physical parameters as predictors of severe hyperkalemia in male cats with urethral obstruction. J Vet Emerg Crit Care Soc 2006;16(2):104-111.

Estrin M., Wehausen C., Lee JA. DIC in cats. A retrospective study investigating the diagnosis of DIC in cats. J Vet Intern Med 2006;20:1289-1290.

Cargill E, Lee J. Warm weather toxins. National Assoc Vet Tech in Amer 2009;20-23.

Marshall J, Lee J. Summer hazards to avoid in our pets and patients. National Assoc Vet Tech in Amer 2009;44-49.

Marshall J. Emesis – is it for your patient? Veterinary Technician 2009;36-40.

Peterson K, Beymer J, Rudloff E, O’Brien M. Airway obstruction in a dog after Diffenbachia ingestion. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2009;19(6):635-9.

Killos MB, Graham LF, Lee JA. Comparison of two anesthetic protocols for feline blood donation. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2010;37(3):230-239.

Orcutt BS, Lee J, Bianco D. Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and severe thrombocytopenia in dogs: 12 cases (2001-2008). J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2010;20(3):338-345.

Tart K, Babski D, Lee J. Potential risks, prognostic indicators, and diagnostic and treatment modalities affecting survival in dogs with presumptive aspiration pneumonia: 125 cases (2005-2008). J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2010;20(3):319-329.

Marshall J, Brutlag A. Top 10 human medications ingested by pets. N Assoc Vet Tech Assoc 2010;pp32-38.

Guindon S, Lee J. Plant toxicosis in birds: Educating owners. The Veterinary Nurse 2010;1(1):36-41.

Lee JA, Herndon WE, Rishniw M. The effect of noncardiac disease on plasma brain natriuretic peptide concentration in dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011;21(1):5-12.

Kaplan MI, Lee J, Hovda LR, Brutlag A. Adverse effects associated with inadvertent intravenous penicillin G procaine-penicillin G benzathine administration in 2 dogs and a cat. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(4): 507-510.

Fernandez AL, Lee JA, Rahilly L, Hovda LR, Brutlag AB, Engebretsen K. The use of intravenous lipid emulsions as an antidote in veterinary toxicology: a review. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011;21(4):309-320.

Gray S, Lee JA, Hovda L, et al. Zinc phosphide rodenticide toxicity in dogs: 362 cases (2004-2009). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(5):646-651.

Peterson K, Lee JA, Hovda LR. Phenylpropanolamine toxicosis in dogs: 170 cases (2004-2009). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(11):1463-1469.

Clarke DL, Lee JA, Murphy LA, Reineke EL. Use of intravenous lipid emulsion to treat ivermectin toxicosis in a Border collie. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(10):1328-1333.

Lancaster A, Lee JA, Hovda LR, et al. Sleep aid toxicosis in dogs: 317 cases (2004-2010). J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011;21(6):658-665.

Reinker LN, Lee JA, Hovda LR, Rishniw M. Clinical signs of cardiovascular effects secondary to suspected pimobendan toxicosis in 5 of 7 dogs. J Am An Hosp Assoc 2012;48(4):1-6.

Lee JA. Top 5 emergency room mistakes: Ask the Expert. Clinician’s Brief 2012:10(8):21-24.

Khorzad R, Lee JA, Hovda LR, Whelan M, et al. Baclofen toxicosis in dogs and cats: 145 cases (2004-2010). JAVMA 2012:241(8):1059-1064.

Lee JA. Acute Abdominal Pain. Clinician’s Brief 2012;10(10):12-13.

Thomas DE, Lee JA, Hovda LR. Retrospective evaluation of toxicosis from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants: 313 dogs (2005-2010). J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2012;22(6):674–681.

Lee JA. Are we abandoning our new graduates? Veterinary Team Brief 2013;1(1):42-43.

Lee JA. Decontaminating the poisoned patient. Clinician’s Brief 2013;11(3):13-15.

Lee JA. The impaired veterinarian: Recognizing depression & possible suicide. Veterinary Team Brief 2013;1(2):12-13.

Lee JA, Welch S. Activated charcoal: To use or not to use. Veterinary Medicine;2013:124-132.

Baton BL, Simmonds EE, Lee JA, Alwood AJ. The novel use of high-dose insulin therapy and intravenous lipid emulsion to treat severe, refractory diltiazem toxicosis in a dog. J Vet Emerg Critical Care 2013;23(3):321-327.

Pugh CM, Lee JA, Bloch CP, Sweeney J, Hovda LR. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) toxicosis in cats: 33 cases (2004-2010). Accepted JVECC, pending publication in 2013.

Almgren C, Lee JA. Serotonin Syndrome. Accepted Clinician’s Brief, pending publication in 2013.

Abstracts

Filandrinos DT, Sioris LJ. Transient elevation of liver function tests following ingestion of black locust seeds. Abstract Vet Human Toxicology 1992;34(4):351.

Filandrinos DT, Zunker RJ, Sioris LJ. Costs incurred from unnecessary hospital visits if a poison center was unavailable. Abstract Vet Human Toxicology 1993;35(4):323.

Swanson L, Filandrinos DT, Shevlin JM, Willett JR. Death from accidental ingestion of an ammonium bifluoride containing glass etching compound. Abstract Vet Human Toxicology 1993;35(4):321.

Gualtieri J, Filandrinos DT. Phenylbutazone ingestion complicated by coagulopathy and suspected rhabdomyolysis. Abstract Vet Human Toxicology 1994;36(4):367.

Filandrinos DT, Engebresten K. Fluid loss and water intoxication leading to hyponatremia and status epilepticus in amoxicillin overdose. Abstract J Tox Clin Toxicology 1997;35(5):497.

Filandrinos DT, Kingston RL. High alcohol content hand sanitizers: Abuse potential and safety profile. Abstract. European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical Toxicologists. May 200.

Gualtieri J, Filandrinos DT. Firebreather’s Lung: A pulmonary finding in the butane inhalant abuser. Abstract. J Tox Clin Toxicology 2000;38(2):241.

Lee JA, Drobatz KJ. Physical parameters as predictors of severe hyperkalemia in cats with urethral obstruction. Abstract presentation, 7th IVECCS Symposium, Orlando, FL. (15min, September 2000). Published Abstract Proceedings 2000;789.

Lee JA, Otto CM, King LG. Septic peritonitis and antibiotic therapy in dogs: a retrospective study of 23 cases. Abstract proceeding, 7th IVECCS Symposium. 2000;789.

Lee JA. Abstract summary on Efficacy and Safety of Recombinant Human Activated Protein C for Severe Sepsis, from N Engl J Med. JVECC 2001;11(2):127.

Lee JA, Drobatz KD, Koch MW, King LG. Ventilator management, organ failure, and outcome: 53 cats (1993-2002). Abstract presentation, 8th IVECCS Symposium, San Antonio, TX. (15 min, September 2002). Published Abstract proceedings 2002;780. Published JVECCS 2002;12(3):193.

Lee JA, Hinchcliff KW, Piercy RJ, et al. Effects of racing and detraining on thyroid hormone concentrations in Iditarod Sled Dogs. Abstract poster presentation, ACVIM, Charlotte, NC (June 2003). Published Abstract Proceedings 2003. Published JVIM 2003;17(3):432.

Lee JA, Hinchcliff KW, Munro DS, Benson CE, Rankin S. Nalidixic Acid-resistant MDR-AmpC Salmonella enterica serotype Newport isolated from a canine raw meat diet. Abstract presentation, ISDVMA, Anchorage, AK (September 2004).

Angle C, et al. Characterization of antibiotic resistance in E. coli from river systems in rural Chile. Abstract, Conference Animal with Disease Disease (October 2004).

Lee JA, Herndon W, Drobatz KJ. Evaluation of a new brain natriuretic peptide assay in dogs. Abstract presentation, ACVIM, Baltimore, MA (June 2005).

Estrin MA, Wehausen CE, Jessen CR, Lee JA. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) in Cats: 86 cases (1990-2004). Abstract presentation, 11th IVECCS Symposium, Atlanta, GA. (15 min, September 2005).

Alesch K, Bowen S, Sioris K, Wildern C. Proton pump inhibitors and increased risk of fracture. Abstract presentation, Florida Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting and Convention, June 2007.

Killos M, Graham L, Olmstead E, Lee JA. Comparison of two anesthetic protocols for feline blood donation. Abstract presentation, ACVA Annual Meeting, 2007.

Brutlag AG, Hovda LR, Della Ripa MA. Corneal ulceration following Walkingstick envenomation. Abstract presentation, North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. September 2008. Published in Clinical Toxicology 2008;46(7):621.

Peterson K, Lee JA, Hovda LR. Phenylpropanolamine toxicosis in dogs: 170 cases (2004-2009). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2010.

Gray S, Lee JA, Hovda L, Brutlag AG. Zinc phosphide rodenticide toxicosis in dogs: 362 cases (2004-2009). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2010.

Khorzad S, Lee JA, Whelan M, et al. Baclofen toxicosis in dogs and cats: 145 cases (2004-2010). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2011.

Lancaster AR, Lee JA, Hovda LR, et al. Sleep aid toxicosis in dogs: 317 cases (2004-2010). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2011.

Gray S. The use of intralipid therapy in selected toxicoses. Resident Focus Session, IVECCS, 2011.

Brutlag AG, Kingston R, Forrester MB, Borron SW. Pet poisonings involving new, EPA-approved bromethalin rodenticides: Implications for pets and humans. North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) 2013. Accepted for poster presentation, Oct 2, 2013.

Borron SW, Forrester MB, Kingston R, Brutlag AG. Bromethalin (BR) vs. long-acting anticoagulant (LAAC) rodenticides: A 10-year comparison of exposures and toxicity. North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) 2013. Accepted for poster presentation, Oct 2, 2013.

Book Chapters

Harris CR, Filandrinos DT. Chapter 22: Mushrooms. Emergency Management of Selected Drugs of Abuse. American College of Emergency Physicians, 2000.

Filandrinos DT. Chapter 23: PCP. Emergency Management of Selected Drugs of Abuse. American College of Emergency Physicians, 2000.

Filandrinos DT, Harris CR. Chapter 26: Ketamine. Emergency Management of Selected Drugs of Abuse. American College of Emergency Physicians, 2000.
1993;35:329. 1995;38(5):614.
Lee JA, Drobatz KJ. Respiratory Distress and Cyanosis in Dogs. In King LG, ed. Textbook of Respiratory Diseases in the Dog and Cat. Elsevier Science Health Science December 2003, ISBN: 072168067

Lee JA, Powell LL. The physiological effects of pregnancy and the associated effects on anesthesia, drug administration, and the critically ill patient. In review.

Filandrinos DT, Yentsch TR, Meyers KL. St. John’s Wort. In Tracy T, Kingston R, ed. Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology of Herbal Products. Humana Press, 2nd Edition. 2007.

Hall K, Lee JA. Non-respiratory look-alikes. In Silverstein D, Hopper K, ed. Saunders Manual of Critical Care Medicine. Elsevier Science Health Science. ISBN: 141602591XISBN-13: 9781416025917, Copyright 2008.

Quandt J, Lee JA. Analgesia in the critically ill patient. In Silverstein D, Hopper K, ed. Saunders Manual of Critical Care Medicine. Elsevier Science Health Science. ISBN: 141602591X, ISBN-13: 9781416025917, Copyright 2008.

Hovda LR, Murphy M. Toxin Exposures in Small Animals. In: Bonagura JD and Twedt DC, eds. Current Veterinary Therapy XIV, Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, MO, 2008. pp 92-94.

Lee JA. Antifreeze Treatment. In Rush J, Rozanski L, Powell L, eds. Morbidity and Mortality in Veterinary Medicine. Elsevier Science Health Science. Expected year of publication 2010.

Brutlag AG. Topical Toxins. In Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, eds. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2010.

Brutlag AG. Chemical Toxicities. In Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, eds. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2010.

Hovda LR. Common Plant Toxicities. In Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, eds. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2010.

Hovda LR. Street Drug Toxicity. In Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, eds. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2010.

Lee JA. Decontamination and Detoxification of the Poisoned Patient. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Lee JA. Emergency Management of the Poisoned Patient. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Hovda LR. Antidotes and Other Useful Drugs. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Adams C, Thrall MA. Ethylene Glycol. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Adams C. Calcipotriene. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Adams C. Calcium Supplements. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Adams C. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Keyler D, Peterson M. Coral Snakes. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Peterson M, Adams C. Scorpions. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Peterson M, Hovda LR. Bufo Toads. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Keyler D, Peterson M. Pit Vipers. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Peterson M, Adams C. Brown Recluse Spiders. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Peterson M, Adams C. Black Widow Spiders. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Adams C, Hovda LR. Wasps, Hornets, Bees. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Adams C. Mycotoxins – Aflatoxins. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Adams C. Onions and Garlic. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Adams C, Hovda LR. Bromethalin. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Adams C. Cholecalciferol. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Angle C. Batteries. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Angle C. Phenols/Pine Oil. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Angle C. Sodium Fluoride Toothpastel. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Cohen S, Brutlag A. Tea Tree Oil. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Cohen S, Brutlag A. Mothballs. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Brutlag A. Acids. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Brutlag A. Alkalies. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Cargill E, Hovda LR. Oxalates – Insoluble. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Cargill E, Hovda LR. Oxalates – Soluble. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Cargill E, Hovda LR. Rhododendrons. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Cargill E, Martinson K. Cardiac Glycosides. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Martinson K, Hovda LR. Yews. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Martinson K, Hovda LR. Lilies. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Compaion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

LeMaster SH. Hydrocarbons. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

LeMaster SH. Dextromethorphan. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Peterson K. Glues/Adhesives. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Peterson K. Veterinary NSAIDS. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Peterson K. Methionine. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Sioris K, Engebretsen K. Pharmacology. In Hess DR, ed. Respiratory Care: Principles & Practice. Expected year of publication 2011.

Sioris K, Engebretsen K. Opioids. In Harris CR, ed. Emergency Management of Selected Drugs of Abuse. Expected year of publication 2011.

Sioris K. Atypical Antipsychotics. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Sioris K, Filandrinos DT. Decongestants. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Sioris K . Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Sioris L , Haak LE. Hydrofluoric Acid. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Sioris L, Haak LE. Soaps, Detergents, and Fabric Softeners. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Hovda LR. Miscellaneous Hallucinogens and Dissociative Agents. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Hovda LR. Opioids. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Clark DL, Lee JA. Vitamins and Minerals. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Clark DL, Lee JA. Paintballs. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Gualtieri J. Organophosphate and Carbamate Insecticides. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Clark DL, Lee JA. Ivermectin, Moxidectin, Milbemycin. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Craft E, Lee JA. Grapes and Raisins. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Hovda T, Lee JA. Glow Jewelry (Dibutyl Phthalate). In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Lee JA. Hops. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Liu D, Lee JA. Macadamia Nuts. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Liu D, Lee JA. Xylitol. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Gray S. Phosphides. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Gray S, Lee JA. Salt (Table Salt, Ice Melt). In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Marshall J, Lee JA. Blood and Bone Meal. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Marshall J, Lee JA. Fertilizers. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Books

Martinson K, Hovda LR, Murphy M. Plants Poisonous or Harmful to Horses in the North Central United States. University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Racing Commission, and College of Veterinary Medicine.

Martinson K, Becker R, Hovda LR, Murphy M. Plants commonly found in established Minnesota horse pastures. University of Minnesota Extension publication. 2009.

Lee JA. It’s a Dog’s Life… but It’s Your Carpet: Everything you ever wanted to know about your four-legged friend. Three Rivers Press, a subsidiary of Random House. April 2008.

Lee JA. It’s a Cat’s World… You Just Live In It: Everything you ever wanted to know about your furry feline. Three Rivers Press, a subsidiary of Random House. December 2008.

Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

The University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.

Nationwide

Nationwide_2014_newNationwide, the nation’s oldest and largest pet health insurance provider, is partnering with Pet Poison Helpline. Our common goal is to educate pet lovers on pet poisoning hazards, as our shared passion for pets drives our commitment to providing valuable information on pet health and safety.

See our pet owner videos on cat and dog poisons that could be potentially dangerous to your pet, thanks to Nationwide Insurance!

American Kennel Club Reunite

AKC ReuniteEffective March 16, 2009, Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) has partnered with the AKC Reunite program to help you provide the best care for your pet. AKC Reunite is the nation’s largest not-for-profit pet ID and recovery service with the mission of increasing the number of lost pets that can be recovered. If you’re enrolled in AKC Reunite via Protection+, your enrollment includes access to PPH–the top toxicologist specialists out there–to ensure that your pet will receive expert help should they ever be exposed to a poison.

VitusVet

VitusVet LogoVitusVet, a mobile app solutions provider, has partnered with Pet Poison Helpline to give pet owners and veterinary professionals access to potentially lifesaving information from an app on their mobile phones, including Pet Poison Helpline’s extensive database of potential pet poisons and click to call functionality. VitusVet’s cloud-based mobile app gives pet owners the ability to access, track, and share their pet’s complete medical information whenever, and wherever, to help create a better health outcome for the pet.

Vetta

Vetta-BlueLogo-WhiteCrossVetta is a pet health platform which allows pet owners to reach out to animal health experts through their computer or smartphone.  Pet Poison Helpline has partnered with Vetta to provide poisoning consultations for any pet who has ingested a potential toxin.  Together, we strive to give pet owners access to professional help when they need it most.

LifeLearnLifeLearn

LifeLearn’s mission is to deliver innovative education and communication solutions to the life sciences community through application of modern technology. Veterinarians can work with LifeLearn to gain more clients, build customer loyalty and improve compliance with trusted LifeLearn content.

Bark Busters

NEW DD BARK BUST PMS COLOURSBark Busters Home Dog Training is the world’s largest in-home dog training company. Over the last 25 years, our founders, Sylvia and Danny Wilson, have refined a method of dog obedience training that makes dog training easy and accessible to all. With Bark Busters, you work directly with a dog trainer in your own home using a method that takes into account the unique challenges you’re facing and then fosters a positive relationship between you and your dog. This method enables you to build a lasting, emotional bond based on trust and respect, which in turn aids in overcoming past challenges with your pet. Bark Busters dog trainers focus heavily on training people, as much as training dogs, so that once you learn to communicate effectively with your dog, you will have the necessary tools to be an effective communicator and “leader of your pack.”  Please contact us at www.barkbusters.com or (877)500-BARK (2275).

What does this service provide for me & my pet?

We are a 24-hour pet poison control center which provides treatment advice for pet owners and veterinarians caring for potentially poisoned pets. We will make an assessment as to the risk of harm to the pet, provide initial recommendations for treatment that can be provided at home, and, when necessary, direct you to your veterinarian for further evaluation and treatment. We will then provide the veterinarian with the necessary treatment advice to assist them in delivering the appropriate care for the pet.

Is there a fee for this service?

Yes. There is a one-time consultation fee of $59 per incident. This fee covers not only the initial consultation, but also any follow-up consultations made with the pet owner and/or veterinarian. Payment processing of our $59 fee is done through PayPal. Please see PayPal’s privacy statements for further details.”

Why do we charge for this service?

Our sole purpose is to ensure that pets stay healthy. Our single goal is to prevent their injury or illness from potential poisonings. To accomplish this, we operate a 24-hour pet poison control center which requires considerable effort, resources, and expense. Unlike public poison control centers in the human sector, veterinary poison control is allotted no tax dollars to support their existence. Pet Poison Helpline does not receive any state, federal, or other public funding. If we did not charge, we could not exist.

What if my pet’s treatment requires additional phone calls to you?

Once the initial consultation is paid, there will be no further costs regarding the case. You will not be charged again for follow-up guidance.

What is the procedure if my pet needs immediate veterinary treatment?

We provide you with a case number. You simply relay the case number, along with our phone number, to your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can then call us and receive treatment advice throughout the entire course of treatment for no additional fee.

Why would my veterinarian need your assistance?

Poison control and toxicology is a specialty. Also, poisoning incidents are not frequently encountered by the veterinarian and when they are, each incident usually involves different substances and circumstances. Therefore, most veterinarians appreciate a resource for obtaining vital information for poisoning emergencies.

Is there any animal, or toxic ingestion with which you cannot assist us?

No. We have the staff and the expertise to confidently deal with any type of exposure with any species of animal.

Who staffs this service?

Pet Poison Helpline is staffed by trained veterinary health experts, including: veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, clinical toxicologists, board-certified veterinary toxicologists, board-certified internal medicine and emergency critical care specialists, pharmacologists, and other health care professionals. All of our medical staff members have received extensive training in the area of veterinary toxicology. We keep abreast of new research and information in the field of toxicology to ensure that every caller receives the most accurate treatment advice possible for the care of the pet.

What is the SafetyCall Pet Poison Helpline?

Pet Poison Helpline is a division of SafetyCall International. SafetyCall International is a human and animal poison control center whose staff has greater than 30 years experience in assisting pet owners and veterinarians with the treatment of pet poisonings.

Pet Poison Helpline is proud to support the following organizations, through donated services, activities, fundraising efforts, or financial contributions:

  • Autism 5K (Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Fund (St. Paul, MN)
  • Feline Rescue (St. Paul, MN)
  • Guiding Eyes for the Blind
  • Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue (Zimmerman, MN)
  • Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (Minneapolis, MN)
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • American Botanical Council
  • American Lung Association
  • University of Minnesota Foundation (Minneapolis, MN)
  • American Cancer Society
  • Kids Clothes Club (Brookline, MA)
  • Operation Glass Slipper (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART) (St. Paul, MN)
  • Pet Haven (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Ascension Place (Minneapolis, MN) – providing stable living environments for women in crisis or transition
  • St. Anne’s Place (Minneapolis, MN) – providing stable living environments for women in crisis or transition
  • University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Hoof n Woof 5K Fun Run/Walk

Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

Our Purpose

Our single goal is to keep pets healthy by preventing their injury or illness from potential poisonings. To accomplish this, we operate a 24-hour pet poison control center, so you can have around-the-clock help when you need it most.

Our Values

Pet Poison Helpline is an independent nationally recognized triple licensed animal poison control center providing unmatched professional leadership and expertise. With availability in multiple veterinary specialties and an extensive data base of household and commercial products, we save pet’s lives.

pet poison mission

Our mission is to save pets’ lives and make the world a safer place for animals.

Why Pet Poison Helpline

  • 24/7 access to experts
    24/7 access to experts

    in pet poisonings.

  • Our experience
    Our experience

    We have managed over 1,000,000 cases involving pet poisonings.

  • Veterinarian specialists
    Veterinarian specialists

    We’re the only poison control with veterinarians board-certified in internal medicine (DACVIM), emergency and critical care (DACVECC), and toxicology (DABVT, DABT) – which is imperative if your pet is critically ill from a potential poisoning.

  • Why we charge
    Why we charge

    We’re the most cost-effective pet poison control center out there, which is helpful in this current economy. Unfortunately, because there is no public funding to help run animal poison control centers, there is a small per-incident fee of $59.

  • Follow up consultations
    Follow up consultations

    Our animal poison control staff will follow up with veterinarians or pet owners to ensure appropriate recommendations can be made throughout the treatment of the pet.

  • Treatment advice for all pets
    Treatment advice for all pets

    Not only do we manage cat poisonings and dog poisonings, we also assist in the treatment of avian, small mammals, large animal and exotic species (on a per incident fee basis).

Pet Poison Helpline’s parent company, SafetyCall International, PLLC, is the world’s largest industry poison control center. SafetyCall provides poison control/adverse event management services for a wide variety of companies in the animal health, ag-chem, human pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, personal care, food, medical device and consumer and institutional product industries. Licensed by the Boards of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, it is the only health care practice operated poison control service to provide professional medical and toxicological advice for humans and animals alike. SafetyCall offers the highest level of care to its clients’ customers by providing expert health, safety and medical information 24/7 to keep them healthy and safe.