Our veterinarians at Morgan Pet Clinic in West Omaha provide the quality veterinary care that your furry friend needs. We have specialized in a variety of services from preventative care to general surgery for traditional pets, pocket pets, rabbits, and birds since 2003. We have a team of top-notch veterinarians to suit your pet’s needs.
Something that is almost guaranteed to happen in every pet owner’s life is toxic ingestion. Whether your puppy tore into the trash and ate three-day-old avocado toast that you just took out of your child’s room or your cat got into the garage and ingested antifreeze, our veterinarians are here for your pet when they need emergency care.
The most crucial part of treating toxic ingestion is knowing what your pet has ingested. If possible, bring anything related to the toxin with you to Morgan Pet Clinic. The veterinarian will examine your pet as soon as all of the baseline parameters are covered, such as weight, age, heart rate, respiratory efforts, blood pressure, and more. Once those bases are covered, the decontamination process begins.
Decontamination is removing or neutralizing all of the toxins in the body. The goal is to inhibit the absorption or induce excretion from the patient’s body. The most common methods are emesis induction, activated charcoal, and colonic enemas. Patients typically are hospitalized for multiple hours or days depending on the severity of the condition. While hospitalized, the pet is continually monitored and given the supportive care needed to return to a stable, healthy state.
Common household toxins for dogs:
If you suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous, do not hesitate to bring your pet to our office! Prompt treatment often plays a crucial role when comes to dealing with toxic ingestion in pets. Call our team at Morgan Pet Clinic today at (402) 895-1001 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.