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My shitzu ate a hyacinth bulb and has vomited up what looks

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My shitzu ate a hyacinth bulb and has vomited up what looks like a the parts of the bulb. What should I do?
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: Puggy and he is 3 years old.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Piggy?
Customer: He just lost his cat brother on Friday, we had the cat for 19 years so he is all he ever knew and I thought he was just really sad until he started throwing up and I saw what was in his vomit.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi, JACustomer.

Unfortunately, Hyacinth bulbs are toxic to dogs and the more the pet ingested the worse the toxicity. Typical signs include profuse drooling, vomiting, or even diarrhea, depending on the amount consumed. With larger ingestions, more severe symptoms such as an increase in heart rate, changes in respiration, and difficulty breathing may be seen.

I would recommend that you go to the ER today to have Puggy evaluated and treated. If caught early enough, you may only need to have symptomatic treatment for the vomiting done. However, if symptoms progress Puggy may well require hospitalization.

If you need help finding an ER that can see you today, let me know. Please post back your city, state and zip code and I'll get to work finding one.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Checking in. How is your companion doing?