Animal Poison Control Common Calls

The most common reasons for Calls to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

As a piece of continuing efforts to support animals in need, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center plays a critical part in the ASPCA’s round-the-clock lifesaving efforts to promote pet health. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is the most unique facility of its sort, dispensing emergency lifesaving advice to pet parents and veterinarians from throughout North America, and across the globe. Currently the support includes 28 veterinarians, a full many board-certified in toxicology, aided by dozens of certified veterinary technicians and assistants, together with students from the nearby College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, where the call center began not quite 30 years ago.

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center has a immense quantity of knowledge on a multitude of varying toxins.  They counsel people who promote pet health and participate in pet first-aid classes to keep the animal poison control number (888) 426-4435, your vet’s phone number, and the local 24 hour emergency animal clinic information nearby.

Because the animal poison control service is not funded by state or federal grants, as human poison control centers are, the ASPCA must charge a $55 payment to counterbalance costs in most cases. While it may appear like a lot of money, it may be the phone call that saves your pet’s life and keeps your pet healthy. The center provides you a considerable amount of follow-up and follow-through with both you and your vet.

Here is a list of the common reasons for calls to the animal poison control center.

  1. Pills and other people medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies, and dietary supplements
  2. Insecticides useful for exterminating fleas, ticks, and other insects
  3. Mouse and rat poisons
  4. Pet medicines, such as heartworm preventatives, arthritis relievers, and nutritional supplements.
  5. Household cleaners, such as bleaches, detergents, and disinfectants
  6. Herbicides.
  7. Plants, such as lilies, rhododendron, azalea, sago palm, kalanchoe, and schefflera
  8. Chocolate – foods like chocolate can be toxic to animals, especially small pets.
  9. Home improvement products, including  paint, solvents, and glues.
  10. Lawn and Garden fertilizers
  11. Anti-Freeze – As little as one teaspoon of antifreeze can be deadly to a pet cat; one to two tablespoons can kill a 10-pound dog.

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center maintains updated files exceeding one million individual cases and an constantly expanding catalog of more than 60,000 potential toxins, ranging from pills and pesticides to household cleaners and non-pet friendly plants. There noteworthy database allows the ASPCA to supply effective knowledge when time is critical to save your pet’s life.

Keep the phone number of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center-(888) 426-4435 along with that of your local vet or clinic in a easy to find location. For more details and additional pet health tips regarding poison prevention, go to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center online at