We've compiled the answers to your most frequently asked questions here. Feel free to bookmark this page for easy reference.
I think my pet has ingested something potentially dangerous, but she seems normal. What should I do first: call the APCC or rush her to my local emergency veterinarian?
What should I do if I think my pet ate something poisonous?
What information will I need when I call you?
How do I get in touch with ASPCA animal poison control experts?
What kind of services does the APCC provide?
How much does it cost to use the APCC hotline?
How many calls does the APCC handle daily?
Where is the APCC located?
Where does the APCC get its information about toxins and their effects on animals?
Does the APCC test on animals?
I live in Illinois—can I bring my pet to the APCC to be seen by a vet?
I just spoke with a staff member on the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline, but I have more questions. Can I call back?
Are there certain potentially harmful substances that pets get into more than others?
I'm a veterinarian; where can I learn more?
What should I include in my pet's first-aid kit?
Are there any plants that are toxic to my pets that I shouldn't keep around the house?
How do I find out if a plant is toxic to pets?
What houseplants are safe?
I want to send my pet-owning friend a floral arrangement. What flowers are safe to send?
What are the most common food hazards I should be aware of?
Is milk bad for cats?
Why is chocolate bad for dogs?
How can I check to see if my pet food has been recalled?
Can I feed my dog a human breath mint?
Can I give my pet Ibuprofen?
Can I give my pet aspirin?
Can my pets actually chew through containers of aspirin?
What are the most common household items I should watch out for?
What cleaning supplies can I use that won't hurt my pets?
Are any types of cat litter poisonous to cats?
Is it safe for my pet to drink from the toilet?
What are the some dangers pets face during Valentine's Day?
What are the dangerous substances pets should avoid during the Christmas holidays?
What are some dangers pets face during the cold winter weather?
What are some hazards pets face during the warm weather?