Here is a list of our favorite links about other local resources. We hope this list helps you locate/research other local human & pet related services.
Blue Pearl Emergency Hospital 757-499-5463
364 S. Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, Va 23452
Take I-64 E or W bound & merge onto I264 E: the 1st S. Independence Blvd. exit. Make a U-turn at Edwin Dr. On the right hand side pass the Starbucks, Golden Corral & Pella Store & they are the next driveway. Look for the white sign with big red paw print.
Local Emergency Response Teams Contact Information:
Virginia Beach is headed by Animal Control – firstname.lastname@example.org and Virginia Beach CERT – email@example.com, Meghan Conti work telephone number is 757-385-6581.
Norfolk is headed by the Emergency Management Office and Norfolk CERT. Emergency Management’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 757-441-5600.
Chesapeake is Suzie Parsons, Sparsons@cityofchesapeake.net telephone 757-382-6504 she also periodically teaches a great red cross animal first aid class.
Pet Food Recall – The following sites will help you regarding Pet Food Recall Information:
If you suspect your pet has had an adverse reaction to a commercial pet food product, report it to the FDA using their Safety Reporting Portal (SRP): safetyreporting.hhs.org
You can also call the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator for your state. fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/ConsumerComplaintCoordinators/
Serving other areas of Virginia Beach since 2004
Need a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker?
Purr-fect Pet Sitting Service 757-536-7877
Serving Chesapeake & Virginia Beach,Va. since 2005
Poison Control – ASPCA Poison Control
Your best resource for any animal poison related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, make the call that can the all the difference. A fee may apply.
People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets –
► Chocolate, Coffee, Caffeine – Can cause vomiting and diarrhea, panting, excessive thirst and urination, hyperactivity, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures and even death.
► Alcohol – Can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, difficulty breathing, tremors, abnormal blood acidity, coma and even death.
► Avocado – Can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs, birds and rodents also affected and can be fatal.
► Macadamia Nuts – Can cause weakness, depression, vomiting, tremors and hyperthermia in dogs, signs usually appear within 12 hours of ingestion and last approximately 12 to 48 hours.
► Grapes & Raisins – These fruits can cause kidney failure in pets who already have certain health problems, signs may be more dramatic.
► Yeast Dough – Can rise and cause gas to accumulate in your pet’s digestive system. This can be painful and can cause the stomach or intestines to rupture.
► Raw/Under cooked Meat, Eggs and Bones – Raw meat and raw eggs can contain bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli that can be harmful to pets. In addtion, raw eggs contain an enzyme called avidin that decreased the absorption of biotin (a B vitamin) which can lead to skin and coat problems. Feeding your pet raw bones may seem like a natural and healthy option that might occur if your pet lived in the wild. However, this can be very dangerous for a domestic pet, who might choke on bones, or sustain a grave injury should the bone splinter and become logged or puncture your pet’s digest tract.
► Xylitol – is used as a sweetener in many products, including gum, candy, baked goods and toothpaste. It can cause insulin release in most species, which can lead to liver failure. The increase in insulin leads to hypoglycemia (lowered sugar levels). Initial signs of toxicosis include vomiting, lethargy and loss of coordination. Signs can progress to recumbancy an seizures. Elevated liver enzymes and liver failure can be seen with a few days.
► Onions, Garlic, Chives – Can cause gastrointestinal irritation and could lead to red blood cell damage. Although cats are more susceptible, dogs are also at risk if a large enough amount is consumed.
► Milk – Because pets do no possess significant amounts of lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk) milk and other milk-based products cause them diarrhea or other digestive upset.
► Salt – Large amounts of salt can produce excessive thirst and urination, or even sodium poisoning in pets. Signs that your pet may have eaten too many salty foods include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, elevated body temperature, seizures and even death. In other words, keep those salty chips to yourself!
Top Ten Human Medications That Poison Our Pets –
► Nsaids (non-steriiodal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen or naproxen
► Methylphenidate (for ADHD) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
► Flurouracil – an anti cancer drug is used to treat minor skin cancers and solar keratits
► Isoniazid used against tuberculosis
► Psuedoephedrine is a popular decongestant and is in many cold and sinus products
► Anti-diabetic oral diabetes treatments including glipizide and glyburide
► Vitamin D derivative vitamin D analogues like calcipotriene and calcitriol
► Baclofen is a muscle relaxant