Pet Poison Control Services
If your pet ever experiences poison or toxin exposure, immediate action and correct advice are critical. There is no time for panic or delay. Germantown Vet has laid out some animal control poison control resources for you to use in the event that your furry friend experiences an emergency.
If your pet is experiencing a poison emergency, don’t hesitate to call Germantown Vet at 240-252-7467 immediately or contact us online.
Here Are Ways to Handle Pet Poison
- Home Remedies – If your pet experiences a poisoning emergency, be sure you do not give your pet any kitchen supplies like milk, peanut butter, vegetable oil, or salt. Though some online forums may tell you they will help assist, none of these kitchen staples should be given to a pet in distress. Pets can experience adverse reactions from these “at-home remedies” without veterinary instruction or supervision.
- Transporting a Poisoned Pet – Taking care of a sick pet requires extra precautions. If your pet is sedated, transport him or her to the car to take to the vet. Be very careful to watch your pet during the entire trip to the vet, as byproducts of these poisons can be extremely harmful to your furry friend.
- Inducing Vomit – Many pet owners assume that they should induce vomit when their pet ingests something poisonous. However, forcing your pet to vomit can possibly cause more harm than good if done improperly or at the wrong time. The most important part is to always seek veterinary advice before inducing vomit or administering any other kind of treatment on your own.
Call Germantown Vet for Poison Emergencies
If you believe your pet has been poisoned, the first thing you should do is call trusted veterinarians like our team at Germantown Vet and drive your pet to the doctor as quickly as possible. If you are unable to drive your pet to our doctors, be sure to call 240-252-7467 immediately.
Contact our team online for more information on how to handle pet poison control situations. Our goal is to keep your pet safe and healthy.