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
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.
Just like children, animals are curious creatures. They want to explore areas that are off-limits and investigate things that, unbeknownst to them, may be harmful. Considering this inquisitive nature, it is not uncommon that animals sometimes mix with poisonous products.
The current ASPCA Animal Poison Control Hotline number is
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.