Emergency & Urgent Care

Poison Control

Pets are curious, and sometimes they get into things that can hurt them. It could be a very serious situation if you think your pet has ingested or otherwise been exposed to a poisonous substance, especially if accompanied by any of the following symptoms:

  • vomiting
  • trouble breathing
  • difficulty standing or walking
  • seizures
  • loss of consciousness

If there is any packaging left to what you think your pet ingested, please keep it readily available for important information that could help veterinary professionals have a better idea of the best course of treatment. If you are unsure if a substance is potentially harmful, you can call us for further guidance.

Chandler: (480) 732-0018
Mesa: (480) 924-1123
North Valley: (623) 849-0700

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

In most cases, you will be directed to contact ASPCA Poison Control Center before treatment can begin:

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (available 24/7/365)
(888) 426–4435
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The Animal Poison Control Center is staffed by board–certified veterinary toxicologists and professionals specially trained in veterinary toxicology (study of the effects of poisons). There are so many potentially harmful substances that even veterinary professionals rely on the guidance of those who specialize in the treatment of poisoned animals. A consultation fee may be charged for their service, but they will also be available to our doctors for guidance if your pet requires treatment and/or hospitalization.

Human Poison Control

Human Poison Control is another potential source of lifesaving information for your pet:

Human Poison Control (available 24/7/365)
(800) 222-1222
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When you are unsure if your pet has been exposed to a poison, it is always best to contact a professional for further guidance.