Here are places to call in an emergency (note charges may apply)

An article about what poisons dogs tend to ingest (human pills top the list!):


Pet Poison Hotline: 1-800-213-6680

(and here is their list of the top 10 poisons they get calls for)

ASPCA Poison Hotline:

(Home Again microchip customers get free access to the ASPCA's poison control hotline by dialing a special number. More info:

Is it poisonous? ASPCA list of foods to avoid feeding your dog and toxic/non-toxic plants -- and what to do in an emergency

Pet Lover's Helpline 1.900.776.0007

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine 508.839.5395


No national hotline exists-- best advice is to call your vet or local vet school immediately and keep the number of an emergency vet for out of hours emergencies

Useful brochure on pet toxins from the BVA

RSPCA poison information page