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  •  State Poison Control has databases (2+ / 0-)
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    for pets too.

    For a poison emergency in the U.S. call 1-800-222-1222
    American Association of Poison Control Centers
    Depending on your state budget, they may request a credit card payment. It's often less than what ASPCA charges. ASPCA is a good organization, but if someone can't afford the charge, call the state poison control.

    I've called them for pretty simple stuff over my decades of owning dogs. If it's anything worrisome, they'll tell the owner to bring the pet right in. They'll also let you know the very few times that inducing vomiting is appropriate (much less often than many people think). They almost always called the next day to follow up and make sure that my dog was ok.

    Yep, their number is right next to my home phone and programmed into all our cell phones. I don't hesitate to call them anytime my kiddos get into anything unusual -- which, well, let's just say I have beagles and leave it at that.

    :)

    Better to be paranoid incredibly cautious than have any regrets.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:45:14 PM PST

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    •  Thanks! I didn't know they had an Association (0+ / 0-)

      My son worked his way through vet school at the ASPCA Poison Control Center.  It's located in Champaign / Urbana, IL.  He answered the phone a lot as a vet student, rerouting the calls to the vet on duty if the remedy was beyond the expertise of the person doing the initial screening / info gathering.  

      So I've got ASPCA PCC stickers all over the house, on the phones, number stored in my cell, a stack of flyers with common poisons for any neighbors that get a new pet and the window stickers they gave us that say "Save My Pets" with check boxes for if you have dogs, cats or "other" (have 2 cats and 2 others - 21 year old iguana and 5 year old rescued turtle - at my house).  I've given out a bunch of those over the years, too.  

      Will have to check to see if Florida has a number or has a PCC in the association.  

      Info, prep and caution are all good things (and its not paranoid to have an over abundance of any of those).  

      "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

      by Ricochet67 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:43:38 PM PST

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      •  Should be the same number in FL. (0+ / 0-)

        Usually, it's posted in the yellow or white pages in the front cover (or you can google it).

        Obviously, it's good for humans too. Sometimes they eat stupid stuff too.

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 01:24:30 AM PST

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