Emergency and Life Threatening
Health Concerns for Dogs

Note: The Health & Nutrition section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website is intended as a source of information only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional care, but as an aid to those seeking health and nutrition information. Always consult with your Veterinarian and other professionals about health related matters and any concerns or questions you may have concerning your dog's diet and nutrition requirements. We do not endorse or recommend any one treatment or diet over another.

Information/Resources for Dealing with Pet Poisoning

  • PET POISON HELPLINE24/7 Animal Poison Control Center - 800-213-6680
    Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.
    (Link Added 29 May 2012)
  • EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS — What to do if your dog or cat has been poisoned - from the Pet Poison Helpline
    (Link Added 29 May 2012)
  • ASPCA - Animal Poison Control Center
    (Link Added 29 May 2012)

Articles/Information about Specific Toxins

Articles/Information for Other Emergency Situations

Emergency Preparedness

Free Shipping. Pet Evacuation Kit - For Small Dogs

Pet Evacuation Kit - For Small Dogs

Earthquakes - Fires - Floods — They can all be 'dog-gone' scary, but you and your dog will be prepared with this Small Dog Evacuation Kit. This kit contains the supplies you need to sustain your small dog for three days. This kit comes with a three-day supply of food and water (food and water have a 5-year shelf life). You'll also get a pack of doggy "clean-up" bags, pet wipes, first aid kit, a collapsible travel bowl, and a leash. This kit also contains a rawhide bone and a chew rope. This kit comes with a soft-sided nylon pet carrier, which has been rated for pets up to 25 pounds. This Small Dog Evacuation Kit will help you provide a safe haven for your furry friend. This item ships directly from the manufacturer.

Note: We are always in need of articles for the Health and Nutrition section, submissions are welcome and encouraged. Please feel free to contact us.