Spring toxin 2: Daffodils
Spring toxin 3: Lilies
Spring toxin 4: Crocuses
Spring toxin 5: Lily of the valley
Poison Control Hot-Lines (for animals):
(1) ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: (Click name to go to web site)
(888) 426-4435The best-known, and most-widely used Animal Poison Control Center in the country. In 2009 alone, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, IL, handled more than 140,000 cases of pets exposed to toxic substances.
"Available for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.
"The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is staffed by 30 veterinarians, including 13 who are board-certified in general and veterinary toxicology. In addition, our experts use Antox, our unique veterinary medical database system of more than one million animal exposure case histories. With the combined knowledge of our experts and our medical database, we are able to provide the most timely and accurate information on the potential effects of poisons and how to manage exposures to them.
"Our consultation fee covers as many additional calls pertaining to your pet's current case as are needed to provide the best care and answer any questions that you or your local vet may have. During your initial call, you or your vet will be provided with a special follow-up telephone number to use should you need any further assistance with your pet's case."
(2) Pet Poison Helpline™ (800-213-6680) (Click name to go to web site)
•24/7 access to experts in pet poisonings.
•Experience. We have managed over 750,000 cases involving pet poisonings.
•Specialists. We're the only poison control with board-certified veterinary internal medicine (DACVIM) and emergency critical care (DACVECC) specialists - which is imperative if your pet is critically ill!
•Cost-effective. We're the most cost-effective pet poison control out there, which is helpful in this current economy.
•Follow up consultations. Our staff will follow up with veterinarians or pet owners to ensure appropriate recommendations can be made throughout the treatment of the pet.
•Treatment advice for all varieties of pets. Not only do we manage canine and feline poisonings, we also assist in the treatment of avian, small mammals, large animal and exotic species (on a per incident fee basis)."