We work in partnership with Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital and Austin Veterinary Emergency Specialists. We refer patients that need continued care to these facility, and recommend that clients use their services when our office is closed.
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any poison-related emergency – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card. Poison Control experts may also provide valuable information to help pet owners recognize potentially hazardous substances, including plants, human foods, human medications, and more.
Dog Chocolate Toxicity Meter – Chocolate contains chemicals known as methylxanthines (specifically, caffeine and theobromine), which are highly toxic to dogs. In general, the darker and more bitter the chocolate, the greater the danger. The following link will help you calculate the risk posed to your dog after an accidental chocolate ingestion.
The loss of a pet can be a devastating experience for many pet owners. The following links offer resources and support.
A local pet loss support group, which meets monthly.
Helpful information regarding pet loss from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.