HOTLINES + HELP

National Hotlines

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ASPCA Animal Poison Control

24/7 Animal Hotline

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Pet Poison

Helpline

24/7 Animal Hotline

Local Clinics

Portland

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DoveLewis ER & ICU Animal Hospital

24/7 Animal Hospital

1945 NW Pettygrove St

 Portland, OR 97209

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Cascade Veterinary Referral Center & ER

24/7 Animal Hospital

11140 SW 68th Pkwy

Portland, OR 97223

Tualatin

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VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital

MON-SUN 7am-7pm

13830 SE Stark St

Portland, OR 97233

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Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

24/7 Emergency Clinic

8250 SW Tonka St

Tualatin, OR 97062

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Willamette Valley Animal Hospital of Tualatin

MON-FRI 8am-6pm SAT 8am-4pm

SUN Closed

6650 SW Nyberg St

Tualatin, OR 97062

Sherwood

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Crossroads Veterinary Hospital

MON-SAT 8am-6pm SUN 8am-4pm

20345 SW Pacific Hwy #208

Sherwood, OR 97140

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Banfield

Pet Hospital

MON-SUN 7am-7pm

5656 Hood St Suite 109

West Linn, OR 97068

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VCA West Linn Animal Hospital

MON-FRI 8am-6pm SAT 8am-5pm

SUN Closed

19343 Willamette Dr

West Linn, OR 97068

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Tanasbourne Veterinary Emergency

24/7 Emergency Clinic

9265 NE Windsor St

Hillsboro, OR 97006

West Linn

Hillsboro/ Aloha

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VCA Rock Creek Animal Hospital

MON-FRI 6:30am-9pm

SAT-SUN 8am-9pm

1554 NW 185th Ave

Aloha, OR 97006

Newberg

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Newberg Veterinary Hospital

MON-THU 8am-8pm

FRI-SAT 8am-5:30pm

SUN 8:30am-4:30pm

3716 E Portland Rd

Newberg, OR 97132

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Salem Veterinary Emergency Clinic

MON-FRI 5pm-8am

SAT-SUN 24 Hours

3215 Market St NE

Salem, OR 97301

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VCA Salem Animal Hospital

MON-SUN 8am-8pm

4053 Commercial St SE

Salem, OR 97302

Salem

HOW TO HELP DURING A PET EMERGENCY

DO NOT TRY ANY Home Remedies unless instructed to do so by a Medical Professional or Veterinarian (Google does not count)

 

        Before the call

  • Remove your pet from the area where the incident happened and clean up the remaining toxin that your pet got into. 

  • Bag a sample of the material to be able to clearly explain over the phone and to bring to the Veterinarian (for example if it is rat poison try to bring the packaging that has the name of the brand especially if it has the ingredients listed)

  • Try to be with your pet in the same room before you make the call so you can explain the symptoms that you currently are seeing. 

  • BREATHE, you will not help your pet if you do not remain calm and get the help they need. 

 

        During the call to the Hotline or Vet

  • Your name and phone number

  • The name of what your pet ingested or was exposed too (best guesses are okay)

  • Pet information (weight, breed, age) ie. 8yr old tabby cat

  • Symptoms your pet is experiencing. ie. vomiting, won’t stand up, foaming at the mouth, etc.

  • Details about the exposure to the toxin (what happened)

 

        After the call

    

    If you are going to the Vet

  • Before you leave your house, call your local Veterinarian or local animal hospital to inform them that you are bringing your pet in for an emergency (they may ask for more information about the situation, symptoms the pet is experiencing, etc.)

  • Make sure the location of the incident is closed off to any other pets or children in case the toxin is still out and to clean up any pet accidents.

  • Bring any current medication the pet is taking (even flea meds count).

  • Bring the sample that you collected from the suspected toxin.

  • The animal will be agitated so put them in a crate to transport, be very gentle and encouraging.

  • Leash your dog, but make sure it is not too tight around their neck in case they vomit or have difficulty breathing, or you can carry the pet to the car without causing pain.

  • If the Veterinarian is far, make sure the pet is visible in the car to be seen by the diver or someone else is designated as the driver (pick who is the calmest to drive), the other person should stay with the pet to monitor symptoms.

  • Remember to drive safely and remain calm for both you and your pet

  • Your car can be cleaned, do not worry if the pet has an accident they have no control over what is happening.

  • When you arrive, ca

  • Costs of care vary, discuss a payment plan with the Veterinarian. 

 

     If you are staying home or after Vet visit

  • Keep the pet in a location where they have access to food and clean water (only if they are allowed to eat, ask the Vet). Along with the use of a litter box, puppy pad, or lawn (keep on leash)

  • Make them comfortable, it will be 24 hours until you can know for sure they are okay (without any progressing symptoms).

  • Try to limit the amount of contact with other people in the household, you do not want to overwhelm your pet when they are in a vulnerable state.

  • If any symptoms worsen or new ones develop, call the 24/7 National Hotlines or your local Vet if they are open.

  • Add any information the Veterinarian gives to this step process.