If you know or suspect that your pet has eaten something poisonous, call a dedicated animal poison control hotline right away. These resources are open 24/7/365 and staffed by specially trained experts who can advise you on the best course of action:
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC)
Staffed by 25 veterinarians, including six board-certified toxicologists experienced in how different species respond to different toxins.
- Fee: $65, which is charged to your credit card for using this service (they accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover)
Animal Poison Hotline
Jointly sponsored by the North Shore Animal League and PROSAR International Animal Poison Center, this service provides advice from licensed veterinary professionals as well as toxicology and pharmacology specialists.
- Fee: $35, which is charged to your credit card (they accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover)