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Accidental poisoning is one of the most common threats to your pet's health and safety. Here at Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin, our vets have years of experience helping animals recover from the ill effects of ingesting common pet toxins. If you live in the North Austin area and your pet ingests one of the toxins discussed below, call us right away at 512-331-6121. If you live in the South Austin area, call 512-899-0955. Be prepared to give information about your pet's species, breed, age, and gender, as well as the amount and type of the toxin ingested, the time it was ingested, and any symptoms your pet may be displaying.
Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin is here to provide emergency care outside of regular veterinary clinic hours. The sooner you seek vet care for your poisoned pet, the greater his chances of recovery.
Pet toxins are everywhere. It is best to keep potential toxins completely out of your pet's reach, if not out of your home entirely. Some of the most common pet toxins include:
If your pets ingest any of these known pet toxins, seek emergency vet care right away.
You may not always see your pet ingest a toxin. However, pets may display a number of symptoms indicative of poisoning. Some common symptoms of pet poisoning include:
Pet poisoning can cause internal bleeding, liver failure, kidney failure, and other severe and often fatal symptoms. If you suspect your pet has ingested toxins, do not hesitate to contact a veterinarian immediately.