Poisoning in dogs
Poisoning is a condition caused by exposure to toxic or toxic substances on the body, which sometimes leads to very serious consequences. Poisoning does not apply to infectious diseases, ie, it is not transmitted from the affected animal to a healthy one.
Types of poisoning in dogs
Three main types of intoxication are determined:– food poisoning (toxic substance enters the body with food or water)
– food toxicoinfection (microbial poisoning)
– chemical intoxication (poisoning by pesticides)
The most common is food poisoning. The reasons for such poisoning can be as a variety of plants and mushrooms, and not high-quality meat or dairy products produced with violations of sanitary and hygienic norms. Symptomatology of the disease appears as a rule within a few hours after infection and is growing very rapidly.
Symptoms and treatment of poisoning in dogs
Manifestation of poisoning is very diverse: from weakness, salivation and drowsiness to vomiting, diarrhea and increased respiration, depending on the type of poison and its toxicity. If you suspect poisoning, you must quickly remove the poison from the body of the animal. To do this, it is recommended to provoke vomiting (pour hydrogen peroxide mixed with 1: 1 water or a weak solution of potassium permanganate into the dog’s mouth with a syringe), give the animal an absorbent (for example, activated carbon at the rate of 1 tablet per 2 kilogram of weight), and then immediately will turn to the vet.