Dr. Wendy Buckle and her team at Crossroads Animal Emergency work with animals who have accidentally eaten dangerous items. These professionals also share their expertise with pet owners to prevent tragedies.
There are certain foods pets should never eat. If they do ingest these foods, it is likely that they will experience dangerous and possibly fatal symptoms. The veterinarians at Crossroads Animal Emergency, who see frequent cases of toxicity in dogs, cats and other pets caused by ingesting human food, offer some tips on preventing and treating toxicity due to ingested items that may be dangerous to animals.
The vets at this emergency animal hospital as seen at http://www.crossroadsanimal911.com are often called upon to treat pets who have ingested dangerous foods. “Different foods can be poisonous to different animals,” notes Dr. Wendy Buckle. “The most common toxic substances we see with dogs are chocolate, alcohol, grapes or raisins, onions or garlic, xylitol found in gum or breath mints, and plants such as amaryllis, sago palm or baby’s breath. For cats, many of the same foods as well as lily plant can be highly toxic.”
Owners are urged to call a veterinarian immediately if their pets ingest any dangerous substances or show signs of poisoning such as restlessness, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, seizures or disorientation. Symptoms may not appear for some time, but the sooner the animal is treated the more likely the veterinarian will be to save the pet.
“The best way to prevent a tragedy is to keep your pet from eating dangerous foods,” notes Dr. Buckle. “Be sure to pack food away so that animals cannot get it easily, and monitor your pet to prevent it from eating dangerous foods secretly.”
After normal vet hours or on the weekend, an animal emergency hospital as seen at http://www.crossroadsanimal911.com/huntington-beach/ may be able to help. Crossroads Animal Emergency, an emergency pet hospital as seen at http://www.crossroadsanimal911.com/norwalk-ca/ , is open on Monday through Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 24 hours per day.
About Crossroads Animal Emergency:
With locations in both Norwalk and Huntington Beach, Crossroads Animal Emergency is a convenient and professional emergency veterinary service that can help dogs, cats and other pets who are sick or injured during non-traditional veterinary office hours. Dr. Wendy Buckle and her team work with patients to ensure top-quality care and positive outcomes for every animal.
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Dr. Wendy Buckle
Crossroads Animal Emergency
18364 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648