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My dog ate a wolf spider this morning do I need to take m to

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My dog ate a wolf spider this morning do I need to take him to the vet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you there?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He appears to be alright
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please just simply send an email response
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think my fur child is alright
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your answer in advance
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Now while this is a poisonous spider, its toxic effects require that the dog be bitten. Therefore, if he has no bites (we'd expect drooling and oral pain if he had been) and has only eaten the spider, then his risk here is low. Especially as his stomach acid will digest the spider quite quickly. Therefore, in these cases, we do usually just monitor and offer a light diet (rice with boiled chicken, white fish, scrambled egg, or cottage cheese). Of course, if you see any lethargy, drooling, oral pain or appetite loss; then we'd want a check with his vet for symptomatic care as needed.

All the best for Rhett,

Dr. B.