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Common Poisons

If you suspect your pet has eaten any of the following items on this partial list, contact one of the animal poison control numbers listed below immediately.  Remember To Write Down Your Case Number.  When your bring your pet in for emergency toxicity care, we will contact the Poison Control Specialist you called in order to consult with them as to the best forms of treatment.  Without Your Case Number, We Will Have To Charge You For The Consultation, As Animal Poison Control Consultations Are A Paid Service.  


Please note, Suffolk Veterinary Group Animal Wellness & Laser Surgery Center is not a critical care, emergency, or specialty veterinary facility. While we would be happy to see your pet should they require immediate medical attention as our scheduling and staffing allows during our office hours, we reserve the right to refer, transfer, or otherwise redirect patients to a critical care, emergency, or specialty veterinary facility if we deem it is within the patient's best interest to do so.


 ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center
Phone: 1-888-426-4435
On The Web: www.aspca.org
Fee: $70.00


Pet Poison Helpline
Phone: 1-800-213-6680
On The Web:  www.petpoisonhelpline.com
Fee: $49.00


Why Charge A Fee To Call Animal Poison Control?

Unlike human poison control centers, animal poison control centers do not receive federal or state funding to support their operations.  These services have overhead such as the salaries for the toxicology specialists and operators that take phone calls, as well as maintenance of their call centers.  Therefore, they need to charge a fee to provide consultation in order to meet their expenses.  As it is nearly impossible for a general practice Veterinarian to know the treatment plans for every possible toxin your pet can get into, these Animal Poison Control services are fundamental to ensuring your pet gets treatment quickly and to prevent an already terrible situation from becoming life threatening or worst.


Partial List Of Common Poisons

Many of the Suffolk Veterinary Group Animal Wellness and Laser Surgery Center's Veterinary Team members spent time working with patients in emergency and critical care hospitals.  They have seen many illnesses that could have been prevented had the patient not gotten into some of these common poisons.  If you suspect your pet has chew on or ingested any of the following, please call Suffolk Veterinary Group at 631-696-2400 right away.


Do Not Use Topical Dog Products On Cats

Topical flea and tick products that are labeled for dogs contain chemicals that are safe for the dog, but are toxic to cats.  Also, they contain higher concentration of chemicals that are too strong for cats.  We implore you to read the labels of your topical flea and tick products carefully before applying them to your pets.  Do not let your pets lick these products off themselves or each other, so they need to be placed on the pet where they cannot reach it, or an e-collar may need to be worn by the pet until the product has completely absorbed into the skin.

Look for warnings similar to this one on pet product packages.  This symbol represents that the product should not be applied to cats and is extremely toxic to cats.  If the product package does not have this or a similar symbol, do not automatically assume it is safe for your feline.  Many counterfeit products will fail to have this warning on the package.


Never Give Human Drugs To Animals

Never give your dog or cat any of the following medications unless specifically directed to do so by a Veterinarian.  Even the smallest amount could do serious damage to your pet's kidneys, stomach, or liver.  Human doctors and pharmacist often recommend these medications to pet owners by mistake, simply because human doctors and pharmacists are not trained in animal toxicology, and don't know that these medicines can kill your pet at human doses.  Human doctors and pharmacist treat humans, Veterinarians treat pets, so please don't ask your human doctor for "free" advice on what medications to give your treasured companion.  If your human pharmacist recommends an alternate form of your pet's prescription, contact us at 631-696-2400 first to ensure that it is a proper medication and dose for your pet.

The following list are human medicines that are most commonly given to pets in toxic doses.

*Ibuprofen               *Cold & Flu Medications    *Vitamins        
‚Äč*Aspirin                   *Antidepressants               *Cancer Drugs
*Acetaminophen     *Diet Pills                           *Holistic Drugs


Foods That Pets Need To Avoid

Not only does giving your pet table scraps contribute to obesity, or can cause the painful and potentially deadly condition known as pancreatitis, many of those foods we enjoy in our meals are deadly to our pets in even small amounts.

*Avocados                           *Garlic & Garlic Powder        *Salt
*Chocolate (all forms)          *Grapes & Raisins               *Fat & Grease
*
Coffee (all forms)                *Macadamia Nuts                *Tea Leaves
*Onions & Onion Powder      *Alcoholic Beverages          *Raw Yeast Dough
*Gum & Candy, especially "Sugarless" types that contain Xylitol   
*Milk & Dairy Products


Around The House, Not In Your Pet’s Mouth

Common household items need to be kept out of a pet's reach at all times.

*Rat and Mouse Bait                        *Tobacco Products                        
*Buttons, Coins, Twist Ties, etc.       *Mothballs
*Detergents & Cleaning Products     *Batteries
*Slug & Snail Bait                             *Antifreeze
*Small Objects & Kid Toys                *Shampoos & Healthcare Items
*Needles & Thread                           *Dental Floss


Garden & Plant Poisons When Chewed On

All animals seem to enjoy chewing on plants.  You can purchase specific pet-safe plants at local pet stores, just make sure you wash them before giving them to your pet.  But keep the following plants away from where your pet can get to them.  This is not a complete list, so check with your local landscaper or garden shop to make sure your plants will not make your pets sick.

*All Pesticides & Fertilizers                                       *Caladium
*Mulch & Compost                                                    *Daffodil & Narcissus
*Aloe                                                                         *Elephant Ears
*
Amaryllis                                                                   *All Ivy
*All Lilies (Calla, Easter, Day, Lily of the Valley, etc.)  *Ferns
*
Belladonna                                                               *Philodendron
*
Azalea                                                                     *All Pothos
*
Heavenly Bamboo                                                   *Hyacinth
*
Hydrangea                                                              *Iris
*Jimson Weed                                                          *Oleander
*
Rhododendron                                                       *Tulip
*
Wisteria                                                                  *Yew
*
Water Hemlock                                                       *Yucca

Please note, Suffolk Veterinary Group Animal Wellness & Laser Surgery Center is not a critical care, emergency, or specialty veterinary facility. While we would be happy to see your pet should they require immediate medical attention as our scheduling and staffing allows during our office hours, we reserve the right to refer, transfer, or otherwise redirect patients to a critical care, emergency, or specialty veterinary facility if we deem it is within the patient's best interest to do so.

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