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I am pretty sure he ate a dead sonoran toad, he has been

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I am pretty sure he ate a dead sonoran toad, he has been wheezing and vomiting and drooling all night, and doing some kind of reverse sneeze thing, but its been 12hrs since symptoms began, shouldn't the worst of it be over?
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: Remy 8, 90lbs, very healthy normally
JA: How old is Remy?
Customer: 8
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Remy?
Customer: No, just curious how long the sonoran toad venom could stay in blood stream.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. Pharmcokinetic information is really based off of human studies. There have not been any that I have seen in dogs. One of the toxins can stay in the system for 8 hours. Realize that a dog's metabolism can be different, so it may be longer. The problem is that this poison can be lethal for even a large dog and can result in heart arrhythmias and seizures. If the symptoms are still persisting past 12 hours, I would highly recommend having your vet check him out to make sure no more serious internal issues are going on. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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