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beagle: shaking..gurgling..vet earlier today..She ate dinner

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Our dog (a beagle) is shaking and her stomach is making a gurgling sound. We took her to the vet earlier today (she is just getting over pneumonia) and they recommended more antibiotics for her after examining her. She ate dinner when we returned home. Moments ago, I saw a mushroom on the ground in our backyard. I don't know if she took a small bite or not.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 3 years ago.
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1) Is she on the same antibiotics as before, just a longer course?

2) Is there any part of the mushroom that looks ingested?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Same antibiotics as before. A small piece of the mushroom looks as though it may have been bitten, but I cannot really tell.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
In addition, if she did eat some of the mushroom, it would have been several hours ago.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 3 years ago.
Most mushrooms out there are completely harmless.

With that said, there are a certain subset of mushrooms which can be quite toxic, causing not only stomach upset, but liver disease, kidney disease, neurological signs, and even organ failure.

While this may be nausea alone, if the signs do not resolve, or you wanted to be proactive, the recommendation would be to go to your veterinarian or the local ER for evaluation, bloodwork, and supportive care. They will likely give fluids, medication for nausea, and charcoal to reduce absorption.

These links may help as well!

 

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/mushroom-poisoning-in-dogs/page1.aspx

 

http://www2.aspca.org/aspcablog/2006/09/ask-apcc-are-mushrooms-poisonous-to.html


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