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My dog ate 2 small mushrooms in our yard....

Resolved • Response time 2 minutes

25 May 2022

My dog ate 2 small mushrooms in our yard. Anything to be concerned about?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How much does the dog weigh?
Customer: 55-60 lbs
JA: When was this? Has the dog thrown up since eating the mushrooms?
Customer: about 10 minutes ago. No vomiting seems to be acting fine
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Lindsey 2 years
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no thanks!
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25 May 2022

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25 May 2022
Have not heard a response yet? Just making sure someone is researching
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

Hello, this is Dr. Linda & thank you for contacting JustAnswer.  I am a practicing veterinarian with 30 years experience in general medicine & surgery.  I hope I can assist with your concerns today.

I am so sorry for your worries about Lindsey ingesting the mushrooms.  Because of the potential danger involving some mushroom ingestions, it is best to decontaminate her.  You can try this at home if you have a bottle of fresh (still fizzy) 3% hydrogen peroxide, or you can contact your veterinarian to do this.  Please let me know how you wish to proceed.

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
If I do at home I just give her the peroxide straight ? How much?
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

The first thing is to feed Lindsey several pieces of bread.  Then sit her down, tilt her head up slightly, pull out her lips near her back cheek teeth & administer 3 TABLESPOONS of the peroxide.  Jiggle her stomach & jog her around a little.  If Lindsey does not vomit within 10-20 minutes, you can repeat the peroxide one more time.  Please let me know how she does.

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Ok thanks
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

I'll be standing by.

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Ok I gave to her. Waiting
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

OK.

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
She pooped, some diarrhea but no vomiting yet
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

Did she eat the bread first?

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Yes
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

OK, if she does not vomit in the next 10 minutes, repeat the 3 tablespoons of peroxide making sure it is still fizzy.

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
She just vomited
25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Are we good?
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

Great.  You should be.  Could you identify any pieces of mushroom in the vomit?

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Not really was her food. All kind of the same color. She was last fed this morning
25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Actually I guess I do see some pieces if I look closely
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

OK.  What you want to stay aware of is any additional signs of toxicity that might occur if the mushrooms were toxic.  Mostly, we can see additional vomiting & possibly diarrhea.  If this persists past the next 24 hours, I would be concerned.  In addition, any  loss of appetite, lethargy, depression, change in behavior should all prompt a visit to your veterinarian.  If Lindsey stays happy & well, she should be just fine.

Wait about 20 minutes & go ahead & feed her a light meal.  She will be hungry after vomiting & do make sure to throw out any mushrooms that pop up in your yard.

Is there anything else I might help with at this time?

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
Normal feeding tonight?
25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
No I think we are all set. She did throw up again but was mostly fluid and a small mushroom piece. Will monitor her behavior. Thanks!
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

Yes, feed her normal this evening.  The small meal in about 20 minutes should help settle her stomach.

Make sense?

25 May 2022
Customer reply
25 May 2022
thanks again!
25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
25 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

You are so welcome & I am so glad i could assist with your concerns today. If you should have any additional questions about Lindsey eating the mushrooms, please do not hesitate to let me know by replying back in this chat.  If you think you might have any future questions, please consider adding me as a favorite Expert.  You'll have the option to do so in your "My Questions" page if you decide to rate this interaction.  You can also request me by name (@DrLinda1990), if you wish.

It was my pleasure chatting with you today about Lindsey & I hope my responses were satisfactory.  It is my goal to provide the best service, information & guidance I can in an online veterinary forum. It any of my replies were unclear or you need more information, please ask.

Thank you again for choosing JustAnswer & trusting me with your questions. I do invite you to ask any follow-up questions you may have.

Take care & all the best to Lindsey.

25 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
26 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

Good morning.  I just was checking in to make sure Lindsey was still doing well.  Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Thank you.

26 May 2022
Customer reply
26 May 2022
she is acting normal and is very active. Thanks for checking in. We'll continue to monitor her for any abnormalities.
26 May 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
26 May 2022
Dr Linda
Dr Linda

That is wonderful news!

Thank you for the update & have a lovely day.

Dr Linda
Dr Linda
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