Important Resource! Free Animal Poison Control Hotline!

November 15th, 2007 by Dan

UPDATE: K-State veterinary toxicologists are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during regular business days, Monday through Friday, to provide free immediate assistance when an animal has been exposed to or ingested a poisonous substance.

While no pet owner wants to imagine the need for an emergency call to an animal poison control hotline, someday the situation may arise. Wheather your pup has gotten into an Easter basket full of dark chocolate or chewed up a bottle of Tylenol, the veterinary toxicologists at the Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine free, 24-hour animal poison control hotline can help.

Dr. Fred Oehme who is a veterinarian and professor of toxicology and pathobiology oversees the hotline and has this advice for those who call:

The number for the hotline is : 785-532-5679 please make a note of it!

6 Responses to “Important Resource! Free Animal Poison Control Hotline!”

  1. Edward Says:

    I was told tomato juice would help the dogs urine not kill grass and i wanted to know if tomato juice was toxic to dogs. I read on another site that citric oils can be toxic and tomato juice has citric acid is that similar? Any info would be appreciated

  2. AxsDeny Says:

    I called this number and it just went to voicemail. It was about 10pm eastern time.

  3. ArmstrongDC Says:

    I called this number at 4:40pm central time, and it went to voicemail.

  4. Lillovelylady_03 Says:

    I called and it did the same thing, I sure hope this doesn’t turn out to be an emergency….it’s only 7:43 central time here.

  5. Dan Says:

    From a recent K-State newsletter: K-State Pet Poison Control Hotline, 785-532-5679 is available during normal 8-5 business hours. Voice messages received after hours will be answered first thing in the morning of the following business day. In the event of an emergency, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poisoning Hotline at 888-426-4435.

  6. Jose Says:

    Help!! The only vet around is closed.

    My 3 moth old cocker spaniel puppy seems to have eaten eucalyptus. He is drooling a lot and smells bad. He seems depressed and disoriented at times. Yesterday he was drooling so much he wet his entire coat. I think his mouth is sensitive as he whines when I touch it to see what is going on.

    He eats fine. No diarrhea. No vomiting.

    He has been sick two days now…will it leave his body slowly?

    Any home remedies you can recommend.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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