Mycotoxicosis (Tremogenic Toxins) in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments
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Mycotoxicosis (tremogenic toxins) in dogs is a condition caused by contaminated food products. Unfortunately, the condition can be very harmful to dogs.
Specifically, cheese, spoiled bread, and compost can cause the condition.
Additionally, you can read more about specific types of the condition caused by spoiled grains here and also here.
If you see the signs of the condition in your dog, then get to a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Here’s what you should know about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for the condition.
Symptoms of Mycotoxicosis (Tremogenic Toxins) in Dogs
The condition produces a very wide range of symptoms. For instance, some of the most common symptoms include:
High heart rate
Loss of appetite
High body temperature
Causes of Mycotoxicosis (Tremogenic Toxins) in Dogs
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The cause of the condition is a dog ingesting spoiled food or matter. For example, some of the most frequent causes include:
Treatments for Mycotoxicosis (Tremogenic Toxins) in Dogs
Firstly, your vet will ask about your dog’s symptoms. Secondly, your vet will ask about any circumstances where your dog could have ingested spoiled substances.
Thirdly, your vet will carry out a full physical examination. Fourthly, blood and urine tests will be taken. Additionally, your dog’s bile will be tested to help confirm the condition.
Unfortunately, treatment usually requires a hospital stay. For example, your dog’s stomach will be pumped to try and remove any toxins. Additionally, activated charcoal can be used to absorb any toxins.
Ultimately, prevention is better than cure with this condition. So make sure that your dog does not have access to spoiled food and matter. Also, never let your dog eat garbage!
Have you ever cared for a dog who suffered from this condition? How did your vet help your dog recover? Let us know in the comments section below.
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