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#401029 - 02/25/11 02:38 PM Symptoms of dog poisoning
Marty Offline
1. Trying to lick something off of their tongue
2. Drooling thich saliva
3. Tremmors
4. Foaming at mouth
5. Rapid Heartbeat
6. Convulsions

From a friend....

I was called a few moments ago by a neighbour who lives between Tres Cocos and Buena Vista who told me that her dog had been poisoned and I was asked to alert the vet, which I did, the dog is now with the vet. I have no other details as to why this is thought to be a poisoning. More information will follow as soon as we have been given an update. Please inform your friends and neighbours with pets, and keep them safe.

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#401063 - 02/25/11 04:27 PM Re: Symptoms of dog poisoning [Re: Marty]
Katie Valk Offline
I think the antidote, depending on the type of poison, is atropine. Have some handy.
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#401068 - 02/25/11 04:52 PM Re: Symptoms of dog poisoning [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
where do we get this atropine?

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#401080 - 02/25/11 06:59 PM Re: Symptoms of dog poisoning [Re: Marty]
Katie Valk Offline
Drug store should have it, for humans too. Saga, new vet out there or certainly at Animal Medical Centre in Belize City 223 3781, Dr Jane Crawford.
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#401084 - 02/25/11 07:14 PM Re: Symptoms of dog poisoning [Re: Marty]
ScubaLdy Offline
ATROPINE - yes that is the name.
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#401106 - 02/26/11 12:09 AM Re: Symptoms of dog poisoning [Re: ScubaLdy]
bywarren Offline
Anyone who truly cares for their pet would not attempt to administer drugs without consulting with a vet.
If I suspected my dog was poisoned, I would induce vomiting with a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water and get it to a vet asap.
There is a reason vets spend years learning what drugs and in what dose to administer. And, they are better trained to advise you on administering drugs than someone on this message board.

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#401116 - 02/26/11 04:31 AM Re: Symptoms of dog poisoning [Re: Marty]
Cooper Offline
BYWARREN..
I have seen and held and tried to help to many dogs poisoned here in Belize and only once was able to get veterinarian care late at night. Poisonings rarely happen during regular business hours but If a particular neighborhood is under attack by a poisoner I would have one of the animals autopsied..Dr.Jane Crawford does that for about $70.BZE and have the meds needed to treat in your neighborhood group. Atropine is good..also charcoal..and injecting Valium or anything to slow down the respiratory system...but finding out what the poison is can save lives...I am so sorry for what is going on in your area....alot of emergency care is is like bush doctoring...but if this continues I would strongly suggest autopsy to find out the poison.
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#401120 - 02/26/11 12:07 PM Re: Symptoms of dog poisoning [Re: Cooper]
natalie p Offline
Last year in January when many dogs were victims of poisoning, a vet was not available anywhere.Both vets in San Pedro were out of town. It was a Saturday. We called other areas of Belize as well and couldn't find any until several dogs had died.Of course the best thing would be to get the animal to a vet ASAP, but when one is not available, we have to do what we can.If my dog was poisoned I wouldn't sit there, do nothing, and watch it die if a vet was unavailable.

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#401153 - 02/26/11 06:59 PM Re: Symptoms of dog poisoning [Re: Marty]
Katie Valk Offline
In the absence of a vet, you can read the dosages by weight on the label. Atropine is a broad spectrum antidote for most poisons. Some poisons do not respond to atropine, such as when a dog eats currasow bones, snake bite, etc. You do what you can with what you have available.
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#401181 - 02/27/11 12:25 AM Re: Symptoms of dog poisoning [Re: Katie Valk]
bywarren Offline
I stand by my first statement "Anyone who truly cares for their pet would not administer drugs without consulting a vet".
If I had a pet here I would consult with my vet as to what to do in their absence if I suspected poisoning.
To suggest someone not trained as a vet can suggest a drug and administer it by reading the label is irresponsible.
I hope that does not encourage anyone reading this message board to do so. There are vets here on the island that can advise you. I don't go to my vet to get advice on what hotel to stay in.

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