First actions

If you have any doubt about your cat being poisoned

Stay calm!
Try to remove the source of poison if possible.
Contact a vet as soon as possible, do not wait and see.

Skin or fur is concerned

Try to wash it with a mild shampoo. Rinse well and dry.

Do not treat your cat yourself

In particular, human's medicines are not adapted to cats and some can be poisonous for them.

If you head to a vet

Bring carefully the plant or substance you suspect related to your cat sickness.

Common symptoms

Do not make your cat vomit.

Keep others pets away.

Find some help

To get some advices or emergency, some services are available 24 hours - 365 days, to reach out a professional. Select a country below to get dedicated contact details.

Prior your call, it can be useful to prepare the following information:
the breed, age, weight, sex.

Animal PoisonLine

Managed by the Veterinary Poisons Information Service - VPIS, this service is composed of vets and scientists. Animal PoisonLine is dedicated to poison related queries.


vethelpdirect is a vet directory, providing a convenient wait to find a local vet. Simply type your location and the local vets will be liste. Some filters and a rate mechanism is also proposed.
Their service is recommended by the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)