In our March customer newsletter, we listed three common pet toxins for Poison Prevention Awareness Month. While you can’t always prevent a
- Avoid the urge to panic. Your pet needs you to think clearly and act smartly. Plus, if you’re calm, it can help your pet stay calm.
- Be careful handling a sick pet. Even the sweetest cats or dogs can react in an unpredictable manner when they are in pain, scared or upset.
- Seek medical help. Call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (1-888-426-4435) right away. Poison Control may charge a $65 consultation fee, but a portion of that may be covered if your pet is enrolled with ASPCA Pet Health Insurance.
- Have useful information handy. When you call the ASPCA APCC, you may be asked to provide your pet’s breed,
ageand weight as well as details about the incident.
- Don’t try to treat your pet yourself. It’s best to consult a professional first. If you try to treat your pet on your own, you could get hurt or cause further harm to your four-legged friend.
If your pet is exposed to a toxic substance, ASPCA Pet Health Insurance can help cover the costs of treatment. Need coverage? Start with a free quote now. Already covered? Visit the Member Center to see your plan details.