Remove your pet from the source of poison.
- Do not try to make your pet vomit – NEVER give salt water.
- Contact your veterinary surgeon for advice – do not delay seeking advice even if your pet is well.
Your vet will ask for details of what has happened.
- Collect the poison and take a sample with you if you are advised to take your pet to the practice.
- Remember to protect yourself and others.
If you have a pet, particularly a new puppy or kitten, look around your home and garden and think about what might interest an inquisitive animal. Potential hazards include:
- Medicines left lying around.
- A bag on the floor–open or otherwise.
- Easy access to food items e.g. chocolate, sweets, etc.
- House plants and cut flowers.
- Air freshening devices or pot pourri in an open bowl.
- Dropped or spilt medicines.
- Cigarettes or e-cigarettes(or their refills) lying around.
- Containers of cleaners, decorating products (such as paint, white spirit or mastics) or garden chemicals, especially if open.
- Edible or inedible items delivered through the post.
- Loose batteries left lying around.