Certain types of mushrooms poisoning dogs - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Certain types of mushrooms poisoning dogs

TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) -

Something you may see in your yard could be making your dog sick.

Certain types of mushrooms can be poisonous and even deadly to dogs.

Dr. Norette Underwood with the Trumann Animal Clinic said while 99% of mushrooms are safe, there is 1% that's harmful, and it’s difficult to tell the difference by just looking at them.

Those toxic plants are Amanita mushrooms.

Symptoms can include drooling, vomiting, and liver problems.

“They can just not feel good, and when they get more severe they have seizures and convulsions, and then they can just collapse and die,” Underwood said.

Symptoms can show as early as 15 minutes after eating the mushroom or can take up to 6 hours.

Underwood said mushrooms grow mostly during the fall or in moist areas.

She said it’s something to be aware of as homeowners rake leaves and mow grass.

The best thing she said dog owners can do is pull the mushrooms out of the yard before they let the dog outside.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • White House says tax plan to help business, middle class

    White House says tax plan to help business, middle class

    Sunday, September 24 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-09-24 16:07:01 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-09-24 17:37:27 GMT
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says a Republican tax overhaul plan expected to come out this week will offer help for the middle class and businesses.
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says a Republican tax overhaul plan expected to come out this week will offer help for the middle class and businesses.
  • Multiple people shot at Burnette Chapel Church in Antioch

    Multiple people shot at Burnette Chapel Church in Antioch

    Sunday, September 24 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-09-24 17:14:40 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-09-24 17:34:08 GMT

    Police have confirmed that multiple people have been shot at Burnette Chapel Church in Antioch on Pin Hook road.

    Police have confirmed that multiple people have been shot at Burnette Chapel Church in Antioch on Pin Hook road.

  • Lynn struggles in Cardinals' 11-6 loss to Pirates

    Lynn struggles in Cardinals' 11-6 loss to Pirates

    Sunday, September 24 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-09-24 14:33:48 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Lance Lynn allowed eight runs in the first inning and the St. Louis Cardinals slipped up against the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-6 on Saturday night.

    Lance Lynn allowed eight runs in the first inning and the St. Louis Cardinals slipped up against the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-6 on Saturday night.

Powered by Frankly