Dog toxins

Veterinary Highlights: Antidote For Cyanobacteria Toxin?

Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, is common in stale or stagnant water and is often found in ponds, lakes, reservoirs and other bodies of standing water. Image Alan Wilson Auburn University Dogs become poisoned with the toxins found in blue-green algae when they swim or drink from waters where a bloom has occurred. The outcome of the poisoning is…

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Zinc Poisoning in Dogs: Count Your Change—Penny's Story

Zinc Poisoning in Dogs: Count Your Change—Penny's Story

If you suspect your dog ingested a metal piece or coin that could contain zinc, seek veterinary help immediately. As zinc enters the digestive system, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. But that is not what is the worst concern. Once it gets absorbed into the bloodstream, it leads to the destruction of red blood cells, liver…

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