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Pet Poison Prevention

Keeping your pets happy and healthy means keeping them safe from risks such as poisoning. At Westside Animal Hospital, serving Cincinnati and the surrounding areas, we can help you understand how to avoid this danger to your pets.

Know The Signs of Pet Poisoning & Pet Intoxication

It is imperative to know the signs of pet poisoning. If your pet is poisoned, you will need to get it to the veterinarian’s office immediately. Our facility can handle pet emergencies of this nature. Here are a few symptoms you should watch out for:

  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Vomiting
  • Disorientation
  • Aggression
  • Listlessness

If you see your pet showing any of these signs, you should seek the help of a vet quickly. In most cases, an animal's stomach can be pumped to prevent the toxic substance from further harming your pet.

Know Which Substances Are Toxic

It is also very important as a pet owner that you are aware of which substances are toxic to your animal. Remember, different substances are toxic to different animals. You will need to talk to your vet and get a list of all of the substances your pet should be kept away from.

Some substances are poisonous to all animals. These substances should always be kept out of your pet's reach. Items such as cleaning solutions, fuel, alcohol, or any other dangerous items should be kept safely away from pets. Your pet's long-term health will depend on your diligence in this area.

Contact Our Veterinarians in Cincinnati, OH

If you would like to learn more about keeping your pets safe and healthy, contact our team at Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati. We are happy to answer your questions and provide pet emergency services when emergencies arise. Call our team today at (513) 574-5000 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.