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Thanks for bumping this thread. I'd encourage everyone to spend a few minutes on the National Animal Poison Control Center website. http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pro_apccIt has a wealth of great information for pet owners. You can fill out an on-line request for a free pet safety pack with a magnet with the number for your frig.
Steve Hansen, DVM, the director of the center, is a wonderful, caring person, as well as a nationally renowned expert in his field. He lead the efforts around the melamine pet food recall, and received honors by other Vet organizations for his work during this tragedy.
Hopefully, none of us will ever need their services, but having the emergency numbers handy could save stress, time, and even our precious pup's lives.
(. . .and, if you go to your own vet for a poisoning issue, most vets can't possibly keep up with all the most current information on poisoning treatment, so I would ALWAYS reques that my vet has consulted with the NAPCC.)
Happy New Year!
Mary - Brody's Momma