The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center provides pet owners with great pet poison prevention advice, in addition to staffing a 24/7 hotline that helps concerned pet owners in a poison-related emergency.
Do you have a pet poison emergency kit at home? A few simple items can be helpful if your dog or cat encounters anything toxic.
A basic kit should contain:
- Liquid dish soap to remove substances from the fur or skin.
- Rubber gloves to protect your hands while treating your pet.
- Hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting (always consult with a veterinarian before using this treatment).
- A large syringe or turkey baster to administer the hydrogen peroxide.
- Canned pet food to help dilute toxins or give more bulk to the vomit.
- Saline solution to flush irritants from the eyes.
- Tweezers to remove splinters or insect stingers.
Here’s a helpful video with more information on putting together a pet poison prevention kit: