Poison Control


Cats at Home Essentials



Cats at Home Veterinary Housecalls provides compassionate care for cats and their people...at home. Urgent care for cats may or may not be feasible or practical at home, depending on the severity of the situation.


If you feel your cat needs emergency care, please contact me at my home office (517-393-2287) or by cell phone (517-388-0045). We can discuss the best course of action.


If you are unable to contact me in person, please call the Michigan State University Small Animal Emergency Service (517-353-5420).

The following situations are considered medical emergencies and require immediate veterinary care:

  • Your cat is straining in the litter box, unable to pass urine or stool.

  • Your cat is vomiting multiple times and is displaying behavioral changes such as lethargy, hiding, not grooming, or not eating.

  • Projectile vomiting.

  • Labored breathing.

  • Not moving.

  • Any trauma.

Accidental ingestion of prescription medication, or over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen), plants, or toxic substances requires a consult with poison control at 1-800-764-7661 (free of charge), or 1-800-548-2423 ($50.00 fee)


In the event that your cat is provided veterinary care other than by me, please request a copy of the medical record be faxed to my home office at 517-887-0255. Thank you.