Pet Poisoning: Signs and Symptoms

Ingested, inhaled or absorbed poison substances can cause a wide range of symptoms such as:

  • mouth irritation
  • skin rash
  • lethargy
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • lack of appetite
  • drooling
  • staggering
  • hallucination / over-reaction to sound or light
  • breathing difficulty
  • bleeding disorders
  • muscle tremor and rigidity
  • seizure
  • heart failure
  • kidney or liver problems
  • coma

The effect of poisoning may take time and is not always visible at first. Immediate treatment given to your dog may prevent significant and serious illness. You should be aware that some poisoning can cause permanent damage and even death despite immediate treatment.