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Poisoning is a pet emergency our Greensboro emergency veterinarian sees all too frequently. Here at our emergency pet clinic in Greensboro, we are equipped to handle all pet urgent care needs including poisoning.
The list of substances toxic to cats and dogs is long, but the good news is that not all substances do significant harm. On the other hand, some result in severe harm and even death. Regardless, if you suspect that your pet has ingested a poison, that is a pet emergency that requires immediate intervention by our Greensboro emergency veterinarian.
The symptoms that your cat or dog has ingested a poison will vary depending upon the substance, but they can be categorized as follows:
The following substances have varying degrees of toxicity for dogs.
The following substances are the most common sources of toxicity in cats.
The first question our Greensboro emergency veterinarian will ask you is how long has your pet been sick? For sudden onset illness that is suspected to be poisoning, our vet may induce vomiting from which we can tell a lot. For example, if the vomit has a blue tinge, chances are your pet has ingested rat poison. We will still send the vomit off to a pathology lab for a definite diagnosis. For pets who have been ill for a longer period, our vet may take blood to be tested.
Poisoning is a serious pet emergency that requires getting your pet to our emergency pet clinic in Greensboro immediately. Rest assured that our Greensboro emergency veterinarian is an expert in pet urgent care. Call and come for a free consultation to learn how we keep pets safe and healthy.
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