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Feb. 28th, 2006 | 11:48 am
posted by: writing_minutia in petucation

The American Animal Society for the Protection of Animals - Animal Poison Control Center is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through calling 1-888-426-4435. (I have never called it so I don't know if the number is available in Canada)

However, they may charge a $55 USD consultation fee on your credit card so calling your local veterinary hospital may be a better idea, or call the number on the back of the product, which is usually free.

Many hospitals will answer questions without an appointment (except in an emergency or after-hours, it is expected that they are answering questions to help you get the animal to the emergency service) if your pet has had an appointment there and it appears that your animal is receiving veterinary care from their facility. I once spoke to a vet out of the blue about how to tell if my Gully is in pain, without a charge and ended up saying on the phone "oh, well given that information it doesn't sound like he needs an appointment. I'll keep my eye open though." Remember, that many times they will suggest bringing in your animal just because its hard to do that stuff over the phone.

Edit: I found another one so here is the text from the website: The National Animal Poison Control Center (NAPCC) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 1-900-680-0000 or 1-800-548-2423. There is a charge for these services. I know the ASPCA site is current but I don't know the age of this number.

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