It’s 3 am, and your dog is vomiting on your bed. You want to ignore his retching, hoping your spouse will wake up and take care of it, but after another pile of puke lands near your head you jump out of bed. You’re faced with a pup that looks ill and is about to empty the rest of the contents of his stomach when you realize this doesn’t look or feel like an everyday stomach ache from him eating too much grass again.
And then it hits you. You left your midnight snack of cholate pieces on the arm of the couch. As you run down the stairs to check, you realize that you may have unintentionally poisoned your dog. But there wasn’t much left in the package. Surely not enough to get him sick?
This nightmare is where the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center App comes to your rescue. Pull it up on your smartphone and use the Toxicity Calculator to find out how much chocolate your dog would have to eat to become ill. It’s not much. It also lets you connect quickly with the ASPCA’s 24/7/365 hotline number. Call, and you’ll find a specially trained veterinary staff and toxicologists available to help. They’ll recommend the treatment to follow and provide emotional support to keep you calm so you can assist your fur baby.
Get the FREE ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center App
This free app works for dogs, cats, birds and even horses. Use it in advance to find out what food, medicine, household products, and plants could potentially cause your pet harm and be proactive. It’s user-friendly and easy to use even in an emergency.
Are you ready in case your pup shows up and vomits on your bed?