Welcome to Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital!

Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital knows your pet is one of the family.  We share your love of animals and value the richness these faithful friends bring to our lives.  Our veterinarians and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary care to our patients while serving our clients with exceptional compassion and professionalism.

Please view our 'VALUE ADDED SERVICES" module for NEW CLIENT ($35.00 New Client Discount), MILITARY, MULTI-PET DISCOUNTS, REBATES, COUPONS and much more!  If you prefer to request an appointment on-line, you may do so at the bottom of this home page or call us at 697-8581.

 Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital | 210-697-8581

6600 W Prue Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78240



March Is Poison Prevention Month!

Based on the Pet Poison Helpline call volume and extensive database, here are the top 10 most common toxins that Pet Poison Helpline gets called about. Now keep in mind that some of these listed are very toxic, while some are minimally toxic (like ant baits and silica packs). When in doubt, call your vet or Pet Poison Helpline to make sure there won’t be a problem. Take special care to keep these toxins out of your pet’s reach and pet-proof your house!

Top 10 Pet Poisons

Dog Poisons:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Mouse and Rat Poisons (rodenticides)
  3. Vitamins and Minerals (e.g., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)
  4. NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
  5. Cardiac Medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)
  6. Cold and Allergy Medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)
  7. Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
  8. Xylitol
  9. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
  10. Caffeine Pills

Cat Poisons:

  1. Topical spot-on insecticides
  2. Household Cleaners
  3. Antidepressants
  4. Lilies
  5. Insoluble Oxalate Plants (e.g., Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, etc.)
  6. Human and Veterinary NSAIDs
  7. Cold and Flu Medication (e.g., Tylenol)
  8. Glow Sticks
  9. ADD/ADHD Medications/Amphetamines
  10. Mouse and Rat Poison

As you begin spring cleaning and work on the yard, follow these simple tips to keep your family safe:

Pesticides: 

  • Pesticides (pest killers) can be taken in through the skin or inhaled and can be extremely poisonous. Even leather shoes and gloves do not offer full protection. Stay away from areas that have been sprayed until the spray has dried or for at least one hour.
  • Wear protective clothing when using bug spray or other spray products. Put on a long-sleeve shirt, long pants, socks, shoes, and gloves. Remove and wash clothing after using chemicals.
  • If pesticides are splashed onto the skin, rinse with running water for 15 to 20 minutes. If pesticide contacts clothing, take off the clothing before rinsing skin.
  • Many garden chemicals are poisonous if swallowed or inhaled by children and adults.

If you suspect your pet has ingested any of these items or any other questionable substance, call Pet Poison Helpline 800-213-6680  or your veterinarian for assistance. Accurate and timely identification of the suspected substance is very important. Having the container, package, or label in hand will save valuable time and may save the life of your pet.


Contact

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Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital
6600 W Prue Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78240
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  • Phone: 210-697-8581
  • Fax:     210-697-8337
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Office Hours

Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED


Emergency Needs

If your pet should become
ill or injured after hours
and require emergency
attention, please click on
the link below to find an
emergency Pet Clinic:

www.emergencypetclinic.com

OR contact:

Mission Pet Emergency
8202 North Loop 1604 W
San Antonio, Texas 78249
(210) 691-0900
(210) 737-7372-FAX

M-F 6:00pm-8:00am
24 hours on Weekends & Holidays
missionpetemergency.com
missionvetspecialists.com

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