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Discussion in 'Gun Dog Forum' started by Losthwy, Feb 5, 2007.
My Vet told me today that "ORBIT" gum can kill dogs.
darn eggs???? my last dog ate raw egg once a week her whole life she lived to be 16...and the one by my feet now gets em now and then shes 12....
what is the effect of biotin deficiency?
I'm not 100%, but I'm fairly certain my older lab had a bad reaction to acorn squash. Figured it out the second time it happened. Constant walking, panting, with a wild look in the eyes.
cash was eating some grapes before i stopped him on the way out to the field now i know why he threw up.
Got this in an email from a retiever club...
Subject: Sad case of raisin poisoning dog
This week I had the first case in history of raisin toxicity ever seen at
My patient was a 56-pound, 5 yr old male neutered lab mix who ate half a
canister of raisins sometime between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM on Tuesday. He
started with vomiting, diarrhea and shaking about 1AM on Wednesday but the
owner didn't call my emergency service until 7AM. I had heard somewhere
about raisins AND grapes causing acute Renal failure but hadn't seen any
formal paper on the subject. We had her bring the dog in immediately. In
the meantime, I called the ER service at MedVet, and the doctor there was
like me -- had heard something about it, but....
Anyway, we contacted the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center and
they said to give I V fluids at 1 = times maintenance and watch the kidney
values for the next 48-72 hours.
The e dog's BUN (blood urea nitrogen level) was already at 32 (normal less
than 27) and creatinine over 5 (1.9 is the high end of normal). Both are
monitors of kidney function in the bloodstream. We placed an IV catheter
and started the fluids. Rechecked the renal values at 5 PM and the BUN was
over 40 and creatinine over 7 with no urine production after a liter of
At the point I felt the dog was in acute renal failure and sent him on to
MedVet for a urinary catheter to monitor urine output overnight as well as
He started vomiting again overnight at MedVet and his renal values have
continued to increase daily. He produced urine when given lasix as a
diuretic. He was on 3 different anti-vomiting medications and they still
couldn't control his vomiting. Today his urine output decreased again, his
BUN was over 120, his creatinine was at 10, his phosphorus was very
and his blood pressure, which had been staying around 150, skyrocketed to
2 20. He continued to vomit and the owners elected to euthanize
This is a very sad case -- great dog, great owners who had no idea raisins
could be a toxin.
Please alert everyone you know who has a dog of this very serious risk.
Poison control said as few as 7 raisins or grapes could be toxic. Many
people I know give their dogs grapes or raisins as treats including our
ex-handler's. Any exposure should give rise to immediate concern.
Laurinda Morris, DVM
Danville Veterinary Clinic
My guess that it contains the sweetner Xylitol.
Doc ... if I'm not mistaken, it's been determined that the Mac NUT is NOT harmful. However, there has been found a toxin in the HUSKS that have caued sickness or death in dogs on the Big Island of Hawaii. First noticed in areas where the macadamia hulls are used as landscape mulch much as we use pine bark here. Enough dogs were being treated that more than one Big Island vet associated the hulls with the high incidence of the toxic reactions.
It can lead to skin and coat problems. It is ironic that why most feed them to dogs for it had been believed it is good for the coat. Raw eggs may also contain Salmonella.
Peach pits and other fruit seeds contain cyanide....Oh yeah and chocolate is a no-no....
Forgive my ignernce......
what does chocolate do to dogs?
I ask because we have a 13 y/o Brittany and if finds any chocolate at nose level, it's his. Has been that way for a long long time.
So my question..... what does it do?
Thanks in advance