Animal Health FAQs


What is leptospirosis?
Can people get lepto?
How is it spread?
How can I prevent the spread of lepto?


Click here to read the CDC lepto fact sheet.

Pet Poison Hotline

Who can I call for pet poison control questions?


You can contact the Animal Poison Control Center.

Common Pet Poisons

Vetstreet has compiled an A to Z list of some common pet poisons that should be on your radar. This list is not all-inclusive, so for more information on these and many other toxins, check out the Animal Poison Control Center website and talk with your vet.

It's also a good idea to post the organization's phone number — 888-426-4435 — on your refrigerator for easy reference in the event of an emergency. The call center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

"To poison-proof your home, don't keep medications where pets can get at them," Dr. Wismer says. "Keep cleaning products behind doors, and take your medication in another room, behind a locked door."