General information on Arsenic Poisoning
Arsenic is combined with metaldehyde in slug and snail baits, and may appear in ant poisons, weed killers, and incecticides. Death can occur quickly before there is time to observe the symptoms.
Symptoms of Arsenic Poisoning
The symptoms of arsenic poisoning are thirst, drooling, vomiting, staggering, intense abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, paralysis, and death. The breath of the dog will have a strong smell of garlic.
Treatments for Arsenic Poisoning
Induce vomiting. A specific antidote is available but requires professional use.
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Arsenic Poisoning experience by - Angela
Walnut Creek, California, USA
My dog was called in, but didn't come. I found her lying in her pool of water completely exhausted. The water was a dark brown from the blood that was dripping from her anus. I walked her to the side of my pool where she collapsed. I checked the yard and there were piles of diarrhea with blood -- I knew it was poison.
I called the vet and took her to an ER immediately. Once at the clinic the doctors took care of my dog; they told us she would not live through the night.
My family and I prepared for the worst, but prayed for the best. Miraculously my dog started to get better, within two days she was allowed to come home. I had to give her a strict regiment of pills for two weeks after the incident.
At her followup appointment they found that my dogs nearly dead liver had repaired itself and she was going to be fine.
There were a few side effects from my dogs near collision with dearth though.
I have found that she is more sensitive to being bothered, and is irritated more quickly.
She has become slightly more aggressive, especially with veterinarians.
Most of all, she has become more loving. My dog has transformed into the most loyal companion that I have ever had.
I am so very lucky that she survived the poison.
The doctors could only speculate as to the exact poison; they thought it most likely was a mushroom.
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