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Monday 17th of December 2018

Salamander Poisoning

General information on Salamander Poisoning

Salamander poisoning is when a dog ingests poison from a salamander. Most salamanders are not poisonous, but there is one type of salamander in the United States that is poisonous. This poisonous salamander is called the California newt and is found in California. Most salamanders taste bad. A dog that mouths a salamander will slobber, drool, and spit afterwards. Just because a dog mouths a poisonous salamander does not necessarily mean that the dog will be poisoned. The toxicity level in the dog depends on how toxic the particular salamander is, the size of the dog, and how much of the poison the dog ingested. Many dogs that have salamander poisoning typically recover quickly and without therapy.

Symptoms of Salamander Poisoning

Some of the symptoms of salamander poisoning may be:

Slobbering, Drooling, Spitting, Choking, Blindness, Convulsions, Seizures, Tremors, Foaming from the mouth, Pawing of the mouth, Vomiting, Stumbling, Falling, Diarrhea, Paralysis, and Rigid legs.

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Treatments for Salamander Poisoning

The treatment for salamander poisoning is, if the dog is conscious and not seizing, to repeatedly rinse the dog’s mouth out with running water. Rinse the mouth at three to five minute intervals about four times. Do not force the water into the dog’s mouth and do not make the dog swallow the water. Only use water and nothing else. Seeking immediate veterinary assistance is imperative; especially if the dog is seizing, experiencing tremors, or is in any other way having difficulty standing.

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