Emergencies

We Partner with Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Wexford Plaza

In case of an emergency during our normal office hours,please call prior to coming if possible so that preparations can be made for your pet's arrival. If your emergency happens after hours, please contact the Emergency Veterinary Clinic off Hwy 10 in the Wexford Plaza.


Snelgrove Veterinary Services is equipped with emergency, medical, surgical, in-house laboratory, radiography, anesthesia, nursing, and monitoring services.


Things to Do in an Emergency

If the situation occurs after our normal business hours, please find the phone number and address of the Emergency Veterinary Clinic listed above. Please make sure all family members and caregivers know who to call and where to go. Be prepared and take a few minutes to learn the quickest route to the emergency clinic.


We are Partners with the Pet Poison Helpline™

Pet Poison Helpline - 1-800-213-6680

Snelgrove Veterinary Services in Brampton is proud to partner with Pet Poison Helpline™, which has over 30 years of experience and expertise in the management of pets exposed to potentially dangerous substances.


PPH is also partnered with the world’s largest industry poison control center to ensure pharmacovigilance and safety for both humans and pets. PPH serves multiple veterinary and human pharmaceutical companies and household goods producers.


You Can Trust the Experience of PPH

Setting the national standard as pioneers in industry toxicology, PPH handles over 100,000 cases a year while serving a large number of clients. During the past three decades, the team at Pet Poison Helpline has managed over 2.5 million cases involving potential poisonings.


What to Do if Your Pet is Poisoned

If your pet just ingested something toxic, calm down! While it’s very stressful, know that the more calm, cool, and collected you are, the sooner you can seek the correct medical attention. First, get a handle on the situation by following these guidelines:

  1. Immediately remove your pet from the area, and make sure no other pets (or kids) are exposed to this area. Safely remove any remaining poisonous material from their reach.
  2. Check to make sure your pet is breathing normally and acting fine otherwise.
  3. Collect a sample of the material, along with the packaging, vial, or container, and save it. You will need all that information when you talk to us at Snelgrove Veterinary Services or to a Pet Poison Helpline expert.
  4. Do not give your dog any milk, food, salt, oil, or any other home remedies! Also, never induce vomiting without talking to us or Pet Poison Helpline - it may actually be detrimental or contraindicated to induce vomiting!
  5. Don’t give hydrogen peroxide to your pet without checking with Snelgrove Veterinary Services or Pet Poison Helpline first. For cat lovers, hydrogen peroxide doesn’t work well to induce vomiting (it just causes massive foaming and salivating instead). Stronger veterinary prescription medications are necessary to get your cat to vomit up the poison.
  6. Get help. Program our phone number (905-846-3316), the Emergency Veterinary Clinic number (905-495-9907) and Pet Poison Helpline’s phone number (1-800-213-6680) in your cell phone so you have immediate access to help.

Keep in mind that the prognosis is always better when toxicity is reported immediately, so don’t wait to see if your pet becomes symptomatic before calling for help. It’s always less expensive and safer for your pet if you call immediately. Remember that there’s a narrow window of time when we can decontaminate (induce vomiting or pump the stomach) in cases of poisonings!

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