(318) 227.2345 • 2421 Line Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104

Animal Emergency Clinic

Poison Control Information

If you suspect that your pet has ingested any type of toxic substance you will need to seek help immediately. If you bring your pet to our clinic for treatment please bring any packaging or labeling for the substance ingested. The specific ingredients are very important regarding which treatment is to be administered. If you are not sure if a substance is toxic to your pet, you may call Animal Poison Control at 1-888-426-4435 or visit online at Animal Poison Control.

Symptoms Of Toxins

While we can’t diagnose your pet’s condition over the phone nor prescribe medications or give dosages, we can give you some information about what constitutes an emergency that may be helpful. Any of the items listed can be toxic and potentially fatal if ingested by your pet:


Rat Poison

If your dog or cat ingests mouse or rat poison, call your veterinarian or animal poison control immediately.



Seek immediate veterinary care if you see or suspect your pet has ingested antifreeze. Staggering may be an initial sign.



Bloody vomit or diarrhea, black tarry stool, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, increased or decreased urination, seizures.



Swelling of the face/paws, difficulty breathing, brown/blue gums, vomiting, black-tarry stool.


Human Medications

Many prescription and non-prescription medications can be toxic to pets. If ingestion is seen or suspected seek veterinary care immediately or call animal poison control.


Cold Medicine

Tremors, hyperthermia, cardiac problems, seizures, vomiting, increased or decreased urination.


Xylitol (sweetener)

Weakness, lethargy, collapse, tremoring, seizures, jaundice, black-tarry stool.



Hyperactivity, restlessness, elevated heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, elevated temperature.



Can cause kidney failure.



Drooling, nausea, oral irritation, pale gums, vomiting, elevated heart rate and respiratory rate.


Household Chemicals

Many household and yard chemicals and pesticides are toxic to pets. Contact Animal Poison Control or seek immediate veterinary care if ingestion is suspected.



Sago palm, lilies, oleander and many others. For a complete list visit ASPCA.org.