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I suspect my dog ate some anemone bulbs

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I suspect my dog ate some anemone bulbs
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

The symptoms of anemone ingestion can vary greatly: Irritating to the mucus membranes, and can cause blisters, hemorrhagic gastritis, shock, convulsions, and death.

Because it is irritating to the gums, gi tract, skin it would not be advised to induce vomiting because it can cause ulcerations and irritation of the esophagus and oral cavity on the way up.

If you are suspicious that this did occur I would consider a veterinary er to dose Oscar with a gastrointestinal protectant such as sucralfate and activated charcoal which would adsorb toxins in the anemone and hopefully prevent more serious consequences of this potential ingestion.

I apologize, I do tend to try to assist as much as possible in this format but this is one situation that I would consider a veterinary er as a precaution to minimize Oscar's side effects from this ingestion

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope he has no issues with this ingestion!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier. How is Oscar doing? I would love an update!

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

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