He tried to eat a toadstool, dangerous??

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  1. alysonandhedley

    alysonandhedley PetForums Senior

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    On the back garden I saw Hedley attempt to mouth something and ran over straight away. It was a group of toadstools. I hopefully got it all out of his mouth, but there may have been bits I missed. I crushed the toadstools with my foot then (a bit stupid but I wanted to keep him away, I would have been better removing them with a plastic bag I know).

    Is this an emergency or what?
     
  2. simplysardonic

    simplysardonic Look! Look at all the f***s I don't give!

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    It depends on the toadstool, what did they look like? Were they growing under a particular type of plant or in the middle of the lawn?
     
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    alysonandhedley PetForums Senior

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    They were in a group in a shady part of the garden which is lawn. They were domed not flat, light brownish colour, with black or dark brown gills.
     
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    Mushrooms are poisouns for dogs so id say toadstools being a fungus of similar species would be equally as troublesome, good that you got it off him I think ;)
     
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    simplysardonic Look! Look at all the f***s I don't give!

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    I'd keep an eye on him for at least 24hrs though as some of the toxins are slow acting
     
  6. Burrowzig

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    From your description of the toadstools, they don't sound like any of the lethally poisonous species.
    It would have been better to get a sample, or photo just in case - then you could have had it identified.
     
  7. alysonandhedley

    alysonandhedley PetForums Senior

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    I phoned the vet and described it and they werent worried but to be honest I dont know how they could know!

    He was quiet at teatime which worried me, but he is lively as usual now and playing around, and its about 12 hours since. I assumed he was OK, but husband has just come to tell me he has had 3 lots of diarrhoea. But maybe eating a non poisonous mushroom would do that to Hedley anyway, been as nothing seems to suit him apart from fish!
     
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    this sounds like the ones that grow in our garden! same thing happened to maggie when she was little. i put her in her pen on the lawn in the garden when it was nice weather while i was doing some bits with the plants and looked over to see her doing something in the corner...went over to see she has eaten part of a toadstool which i hadnt seen when i put her in the pen!

    they sound the same kind, in a damp shady area of the lawn...she didnt eat much, but then for the rest of the day she whined quite a bit and had an upset tummy for the day, but then by the following day she was fine.

    the vets said i didnt need to bring her in but keep an eye on her for 24 hours...

    so fingers crossed hedley didnt swallow any/enough and will be fine!

    I now check my lawn regularly for them as we have had loads this winter so far!
     
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    alysonandhedley PetForums Senior

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    When I go round with my bags collecting poop I will be checking for mushrooms and removing them too! I havent seen as many in this garden, its a new house, but I know where to look now. I tried to find something like the ones he ingested on the net but none of them seemed exactly the same.
     
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    alysonandhedley PetForums Senior

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    Not quite like that katie, but Im glad to say he is OK today. I wish he would stop trying to eat stuff he shouldnt though. Husband was in charge this morning as I had to attend a meeting and he stole some of kids sausages at lunchtime. I usually crate him when they eat but husband wasnt into the routine!
     
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    We remove any mushrooms or toadstools in our garden if any appear. A very good dog in agility died not so long back from eating them so I dont wish to take any chances.
     
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