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FAQ for Dog

poisoning

Signs include bleeding externally or internally, dilated pupils, drooling or foaming at the mouth, seizures or other abnormal mental state or behavior, such as hy trembling, depression, drowsiness or coma; shock and/or collapse; swollen, red irritated skin or eyes; ulcers in the mouth or burned lips, mouth or skin; vomiting or diarrhea.

1. Poisons can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed topically.

2. Call your vet or veterinary emergency hospital immediately. If your pet is already exhibiting signs of poisoning, take your dog to the veterinary hospital immediately.

Be ready to tell the vet what was taken, when, how much, and give your dog's vital signs and weight. Your vet may have you call the ASPCAs Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435) before coming to the hospital.

3. For inhaled poison, get your dog into fresh air immediately.

4. For topical poison, ask the vet if you can wash the poison off.

Some poison is activated by water.

5. For ingested poison, ask the vet if you should induce vomiting.

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