Gorilla Glue and Elmer's probond are two glues that when exposed to moisture create a strong bond, but when eaten by a dog, the glue will expand many times the original volume ingested and a mass will form wither in the dog's stomach of esophagus. These glue masses must be surgically removed and symptoms can begin to occur directly after eating the glue and up to 20 hours later. If you think that your dog has eaten or been exposed to glue, please DO NOT TRY TO GET YOUR DOG TO VOMIT. Glue masses begin to form within minutes of ingestion. Please call your veterinarian immediately if ingestion occurs.
Some symptoms of glue masses may be:
Abdominal distension, Anorexia or reduced appetite, Anxiety, Vomiting, or Lethargy.
If your dog is begging for nuts and they just happen to be Macadamia nuts, don't feel bad about not sharing. Macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs and can cause lethargy, vomiting, tremors, high temperatures, 'wobbliness', an inability to stand or use back legs. Symptoms can occur 12 hours after eating the nuts. If you know that your dog has eaten Macadamia nuts, please call your veterinarian immediately.
Salmon poisoning in dogs of the Pacific Northwest can be fatal. If occurs when a dog has eaten raw salmon that are infected with fluke (Nanopheytus Samincola) that carry the organism Neorickettsia. It is the Neorickettsia larval flukes that cause the illness in dogs. Salmon, Steelhead, and trout can all be a source of the Neorickettsia organism.
Some usually occur 1 week after eating the raw fish and include: Fever, depression, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, nasal and ocular discharge. The diarrhea can be very watery and also contain blood. If your dog has eaten raw salmon, steelhead, or trout and is displaying any of these symptoms, you will need to get your dog to a veterinary hospital immediately.
Chocolate, Onion, Grapes, Raisins, Coffee Beans. Ingesting any of these items in various quantities can cause toxic reactions in dogs. Call your veterinarian hospital if you think that your dog has eaten any of the above items.
Treasure Valley Veterinary Hospital
2600 S Meridian Rd
Meridian, ID 83642
*Open 2nd Saturday of each month.
All other Saturdays we are open for food and medication pick up only.
Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday *9:00am - *12:00pm