Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

He ate part of my rather large poisetta plant and now has…

He ate part of...

He ate part of my rather large poisetta plant and now has very bad diareha

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

His name is ***** *****;s about 11- 12 weeks old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sam?

No, I don't think so

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 13 minutes by:
9/25/2017
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 470
Experience: Associate Veterinarian at Meadow Hill's
Verified

Greetings, I’m Dr. Peck, a small animal veterinarian in general practice. Hopefully I might be of some help. One moment while I reply…

Disclaimer: This communication is for discussion purposes only. Without seeing an animal in person, a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship does not exist, and therefore I am unable to diagnose, prognose, or treat. Any comments made during discussion here are based on the information provided and are simply my thoughts regarding what I’d be considering were this type of case presented to me in person. The BEST recommendation for ANY veterinary-related concern is to seek veterinary assessment in person with your local veterinarian.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question

Poinsettia's are considered toxic to dogs and cats, they are considered an irritant and often cause gastroenteritis - i.e. vomiting / diarrhea. If Sam is still happy to eat and drink I'd suggest at home supportive care with a bland diet of cooked chicken and rice and a small amount of canned pumpkin for added fiber. This should be self-resolving. If Sam is vomiting continuously, anorexic, or has worsening lethargy - get him checked out. Given his young age he may be more susceptible to the effects of having diarrhea from something like this - i.e. he could get very dehydrated and need a little more aggressive supportive care like fluids and nausea medication.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question

Let me know if you have any follow-up questions about Sam, simply write me back! Otherwise, please be sure to kindly rate using the stars, so that I receive credit for helping with your question today (this is how professionals on this site are compensated for their time). Thanks! – Dr. Peck.

Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 470
Experience: Associate Veterinarian at Meadow Hill's
Verified
Dr. Peck and 87 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Samuel Peck
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Peck Your Own Question
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 470
470 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Associate Veterinarian at Meadow Hill's

Dr. Peck is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,499 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,818 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,089 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,808 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,947 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
Ate part of a jade plant. Zeke and 6 months. Not sure when
Zeke and 6 months. Not sure when he ate it. Probably this morning. … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
717 satisfied customers
My dog has seizures but just every few weeks .. few minutes
My dog has seizures but just every few weeks .. few minutes ago he does have bad stomach and threw up alot out side kinda big puddles.. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,481 satisfied customers
My 11 week old puppy ate flowers off a Amaryllis plant. Has
My 11 week old puppy ate flowers off a Amaryllis plant. Has thrown up 3 times mostly his puppy food but bits of flower leaves in it. Acting fine normal poop and drinking water. Should I take to emerge… read more
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary medicine
1,072 satisfied customers
My dog ate a branch of a yucu. Tally almost two. Tally
My dog ate a branch of a yucu JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is your dog's name and age? Customer: tally almost two JA: What is the d… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,327 satisfied customers
We have a 12 year old bouvier de Flanders 11 l. 110 ponds.
110 ponds. He ate 1.5 ponds of cheese and has been laying down u moveable for the last 20 hours … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,962 satisfied customers
My 11 pound toy fox terrier ate some Holly Tone fertilizer
My 11 pound toy fox terrier ate some Holly Tone fertilizer about half an hour ago … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
569 satisfied customers
We believe he ate some pork and maybe some bones at a pig
We believe he ate some pork and maybe some bones at a pig roast this weekend. He does not seem to be in distress or hurting but has been vomiting and having diareha on and off since. He will eat one d… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,327 satisfied customers
My doggie has had diareha for 2 days and won't eat - I gave
My doggie has had diareha for 2 days and won't eat - I gave her some of the broth from cambels chicken noodle soup is that bad … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,327 satisfied customers
My dog is a 11 week old puppy and i caught him chewing
My dog is a 11 week old puppy and i caught him chewing liquid ant bait and all the liquid was gone after i took it from him … read more
Dr. Karing
Dr. Karing
Veterinarian
DVM, Magna Cum Laude
426 satisfied customers
2 large dogs ate 20 hershey kiss's, how bad? 12 75 lbs AND
2 large dogs ate 20 hershey kiss's, how bad? JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: murphy 12 75 lbs A… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,327 satisfied customers
My mini schnauzer is 11 years old and over the years has ate
My mini schnauzer is 11 years old and over the years has ate extreme amounts of human food, he has ate multiple chocolate bars, sweets etc especially when no one is around. His body shakes when he is … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,327 satisfied customers
My Rottweiler ate part of a bone he found on a walk. He also
My Rottweiler ate part of a bone he found on a walk. He also ate grass and caught him trying to eat a house plant He vomited 4 times and once this am then had dry vomit He still went on walk, is drink… read more
DrMelJ
DrMelJ
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
377 satisfied customers
Dog is over 11 years old and weighs n165lbs, two days ago he
Dog is over 11 years old and weighs n165lbs, two days ago he started acting very lethargic and wouldn't eat. I gave him canned dog food yesterday and he ate about half of a can. He seemed better but s… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,808 satisfied customers
My dog is panting and shivering at the same time. Has experienced
My dog is panting and shivering at the same time. Has experienced NV within the past week. I would say once a month he has liquid diarrhea and clear and/or yellow vomit. Doesn't appear to be in pain. … read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,225 satisfied customers
Hi my dog ate the Hortensia/ hydrangea plant, about 1 1/2 hr,
Hi my dog ate the Hortensia/ hydrangea plant, about 1 1/2 hr, has vomited a few times now She seems like herself. I just want know what to do so she gets better and for her safety.… read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,555 satisfied customers
yorkie: ate..swallowed..perky..I think he feels warm (no cold nose)
It's just gotten to 100 degrees here in phoenix, so it's hot, but my 8 mo. old yorkie doesn't act like himself, regardless. he ate a WHOLE chewy "steer stick" yesterday, in a matter of seconds while m… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,089 satisfied customers
pit bull: 10 year old..year old male..liver..very slow and no appetite
I have a 10 year old male pitbull and he has low liver fuction and low red blood count. No visiable tumers in the x-ray. very slow and no appetite. With these sysptoms could he have been poisoned? Thi… read more
Dr.Caroline
Dr.Caroline
Veterinarian small animals
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
65 satisfied customers
MY 11 YEAR OLD SCHNAUZER INGESTED MOST OF A LARGE POINSETTA
MY 11 YEAR OLD SCHNAUZER INGESTED MOST OF A LARGE POINSETTA AND HAS BEEN VOMITING ALL NIGHT. SHE IS NOW VOMITING BILE AND I WANT TO KNOW WHAT TO DO FOR HER? PLEASE ANSWER ASAP.… read more
Dr. Marcia
Dr. Marcia
Companion Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
55 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x