Poison Control Center Info
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is the premier animal-oriented poison control center in the U.S., and is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Make the call that can make all the difference: (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.
Detroit Dog first learned of this hotline about a week after I adopted Bastet (RIP) in 1997. I left my apartment for about 15-minutes, and when I came back discovered that Bastet had somehow opened my snap-shut backback and pulled out my medications -- which were sprawled across the floor. Since I wasn't sure she'd eaten any, I called animal poison control. They were very helpful -- and thanks to them I learned how to make a dog vomit! (Because they thought the meds might not have yet 'disintegrated' into her digestive system, they had me give Bastet several tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide - the type you purchase in the brown bottle - and she threw up immediately within a matter of seconds. Then I had to keep watch over her for about 4 hours to watch for side effects; this all happened close to midnight.) This was a good trick to learn, as I had to use it a few times more during Bastet's life (poor girl) when she swallowed some things that otherwise could have been dangerous to her.
(However, always call your vet in an emergency!)