We understand that you can’t constantly monitor everywhere your dog puts its mouth or paws. Sometimes their adventurous and playful nature can put them in danger. Danger can come from regular foods and beverages that are not canine-friendly, such as apricots, chocolate, coffee, and soda, etc. but there are also a host of substances that can be harmful to your pet in and around your home. Some examples include bath products, cleaning chemicals, venomous creatures, gardening chemicals, and rodenticides. 

Suppose you are ever in a situation where you are the only line of help for your dog to survive—what do you do? It will not be helpful if you only start asking questions like “what are the symptoms of dog poisoning?” when your pet is in an emergency and in dire need of your help. This article will highlight common symptoms of dog poisoning and what each sign may imply for your pet. So, the next time you encounter these symptoms, you can easily recognize them as abnormal and request medical assistance immediately. 

      1. Kidney Failure Symptoms 

  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Lack of appetite 
  • Lack of urine or excessive urination 
  • Increased thirst 
  • Bad breath 

      2. Internal Bleeding Symptoms 

  • Lack of appetite 
  • Bloody vomit 
  • Increased heart rate 
  • Pale gums 
  • Lethargy 
  • Coughing up blood 
  • Sudden collapse 

      3. Gastrointestinal Disorder Symptoms 

  • Loss of appetite 
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Excessive salivation 
  • Nausea 

      4. Liver Failure Symptoms  

  • Diarrhea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Black tarry stools 
  • Weakness or collapse due to low blood sugar 
  • Jaundice 
  • Abnormal behavior and reduced mental activity 

Dangers Of Pet Poisoning 

A one size fits all approach is not always efficient when treating pet poisoning. All the symptoms mentioned may sometimes indicate different toxicity levels or different types of poisoning, and only a trained medical professional would be able to truly diagnose the cause of the symptoms and prescribe a suitable treatment. Attempting to administer first aid when you are not fully aware of the type of poison or your dog’s circumstances may cause more harm than good. 

If your pet has ingested poison from any source or you notice your dog exhibiting any of the above symptoms, contact your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline® at 855-764-7661 straight away.