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Emergency Preparedness

In an emergency, early medical intervention can frequently offer your pet the best possible outcome. Contacting your family veterinarian or an emergency clinic is an important first step in dealing with your pet's emergency.

If any of the following signs are indicated by your pet, you should seek out immediate care:

  • Have your family veterinarian’s phone number at hand
  • Have the phone number for animal poison control at hand. ASPCA Animal Poison Control: 800-548-2423
  • Keep hydrogen peroxide in your medicine cabinet to induce vomiting when instructed by a veterinarian
  • Always keep a collar with identifying information on your pet
  • Keep a carrier, crate, or leash handy
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