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For reference, here is Animal Poison Control's number.
1-800-548-2423

There is a $55 charge but that includes all follow ups and you will speak with a specially trained veterinarian 24/7. It's well worth it.
 

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Steph,

...let me add that there are two animal poison control centers out there, and each can be paid for in two ways, ..in case you don't have a credit card.

I notice that the prices I have are different from yours. I haven't updated mine this year, so I'm sure that yours is the correct price. Very likely that the others may be low too.

I keep this info in my "animal" first aid kit, AND on the refrigerator door.

The Two Main National Poison Control Centers

ASPCA:

(888) 426-4435 $50/case on Visa/MC/AMEX/Discover only

(900) 443-0000 $50/case On your phone bill


National Animal Poison Control Center
1-900-680-0000
$20 first 5 mins, $2.95/min after On your Phone bill

1-800-548-2423
$30 per case to a Visa/MC/AMEX/Discover only
 

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Awesome, thanks for the info. We have an account with the ASPCA for quick access to info, so that's who we use and the only number I have. :)
 

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Mygala said:
1-800-548-2423
$30 per case to a Visa/MC/AMEX/Discover only
This is the number we give out, and it is apparently the ASPCA. (I just called to be sure!) It's now $50.

The other number I have is 1-800-213-6680 and their answering machine says it's the 'Pet Poison Hotline' and is $35.
 

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wow...I wish I had known about this when I had my dog scruffy...he was poisoned by kids who thought it was cool, we rushed him to the vet, but there was nothing we could do...thank you for the info I have it all on my phone now...thank you so much
 

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I just stumbled on this, and I wanted to mention that they don't always charge. I've called three times, and I have yet to be charged for it. The first time, my dog ate a whole bottle of Deramax. The manufacturers had actually arranged with animal poison control to pay for any calls related to overdose. Poison control was wonderful through this. They gave me a direct number to have the emergency doctor call as soon as I got the dog to the animal hospital. When I took her to my regular vet for follow up the next day, they also spoke with that vet. Even if I'd had to pay the $50, I'd have considered it a bargain. (Especially when compared to the overnight hospital stay, which was over $1000.)

The second time my dog ate an ant trap and the third my puppy ate a piece of nicotine gum. With those two, they were able to answer very quickly and didn't charge at all.

I just wanted to point this out in case someone hesitates to call for a quick question because of the cost.
 

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great!

My dog has been poisoned 3 times by my neighbours cause my dog is a little bit loud when he barks but i didn't know about this number. thanks
 

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At least one of these numbers is outdated

The current ASPCA Animal Poison Control Hotline number is

1-888-426-4435


There is a $65 charge for the call, and it is worth every penny. They have a huge database of the most random household products, even foam rubber! There is always a vet and a toxicology specialist on staff, no matter what time you call.
 
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