The Wanderer.

Top 5 Reasons to Call Poison Control

August 31, 2017

 

As a dog pawrent, it can be challenging to know when to call pet poison control experts, especially when each incident can cost $59 and up. Luckily, the LINK AKC Smart Collar provides you with the support you need, whenever you need it. Our service plan not only provides you with GPS tracking capabilities through our app, but also complimentary 24/7/365 direct access to the Pet Poison Helpline.

Know Your Dog

When you're a new puppy parent or if you have an older dog, it can seem like everything they do requires a call or trip to the Vet, but in most cases, your anxieties are simply getting the best of you. Five key signs that it's probably best to call the professionals are vomiting, coughing up blood, pale gums, excessive thirst and urination. 

Know Your Poisons

Dogs can be susceptible to poisons in the kitchen, bathroom, living room, utility room and basically every area of your home. If you don't know if a substance or product is poisonous, our friends at Pet Poison Helpline have a handy guide to help. 

Know Their Diet

The holidays are quickly approaching which means poisons - or what we know as chocolates, pies, stuffing, and other goodies - are going to be more readily available. Keep them out of reach and know if your dog is caught in the "cookie jar".

Know What They Can and Can't Eat

Chocolate isn't the only food hazard for our fur babies. Even commonly used items like onions can be a HUGE hazard for dogs when ingested. Their own food could also cause issues, depending on their general eating habits, which can change over time and as they move into their senior years

Know Where Dangerous Items Are

Normal household hazards like medicine, plastic, air fresheners, and cleaning supplies are a threat to your dog's health. Be conscious of what you're using around your house, where it's stored and that your dog isn't in the position to come in contact with something that could be deadly. Even seemingly basic medications for us (including Advil) can do damage to your best friend. 

 

Just like a human child, making sure your home is puppy-proofed is important in keeping them safe, healthy and happy.