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SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS

Unlike humans, our pets aren’t able to read the warning labels on substances that are toxic and able to cause us harm. Their natural curiosity can often get the best of them, leading to serious health risks. Poisoning and exposure to toxic substances is one of the leading causes of pet visits to the veterinarian each year. Dr. Siva of VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center is your specialist for toxicology and pet poison control in Fishers, Noblesville and the surrounding areas.

SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS

Unlike humans, our pets aren’t able to read the warning labels on substances that are toxic and able to cause us harm. Their natural curiosity can often get the best of them, leading to serious health risks. Poisoning and exposure to toxic substances is one of the leading causes of pet visits to the veterinarian each year. Dr. Siva of VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center is your specialist for toxicology and pet poison control in Fishers, Noblesville and the surrounding areas.
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KNOW THE DANGERS

We are committed to educating owners on the risk of exposure to specific toxins or poisons and treating pets that may have come into contact with them. It’s difficult to keep an eye on our pets every moment of the day, and a determined animal can get into surprising places. Many pet owners are simply unaware that a substance is dangerous for their pets until it is too late. Nearly all cases of pet poisoning are accidental and caused by a lack of knowledge.

COMMON TOXIC SUBSTANCES FOR PETS

While it is impossible to provide a comprehensive list of common toxins, the most frequently reported poison dangers for animals include:
  • Specific foods, such as chocolate, grapes and raisins, onions, garlic, fruit pits and products containing xylitol
  • Insecticides and rodenticides
  • Human medications including over-the-counter drugs and prescription medicines
  • Household cleaners, sprays, and detergents
  • Fertilizers
  • Plants and flowers, including azaleas, rhododendrons, tulips, daffodils, and sago palms

SIGNS OF POISONING IN PETS

The trouble is that unless your pet has consumed enough to become seriously unwell, it can be difficult to spot any symptoms of poisoning. Cats and dogs often hide signs of pain and discomfort. The severity of the symptoms that your pet experiences are usually determined by his size and how much of the toxic substance he has come into contact with. However, typical pet poisoning symptoms include:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Cognitive changes such as lack of coordination or confusion
  • Seizure
  • Respiratory distress
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WHAT TO DO...

If your pet shows any of these signs and you suspect that he may be suffering from contact with a toxic substance, it is crucial to phone our offices and speak to us immediately. Our toxicology and pet poison control service helps Noblesville and Fishers area owners when you need it most. We can help you understand the source of different poisons and the circumstances in which an animal might be exposed to toxins, diagnose a potential poisoning, treat pet poisonings and help educate owners on how to spot toxins and prevent exposure.

If you are concerned that your pet may have swallowed or come into contact with a toxic substance, don’t delay in seeking professional advice. Please contact our toxicology and pet poison control team at our clinic in Fishers today.

URGENT & EMERGENCY CARE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center offers toxicology and pet poison control for cats and dogs in Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, Indianapolis, McCordsville, Fortville, Tipton, Lawrence and the surrounding areas.