In many parts of the world, fall is the time of year when mushrooms make their appearance in woods and other natural areas. Is your dog at risk of poisoning if she eats a wild mushroom while out on a walk?
According to the North American Mycological Association, only 1% of mushrooms are considered to be “highly toxic” to pets.
There are some mushrooms that are attractive to dogs, probably because of their odor. There are also mushrooms that are toxic to dogs while being harmless to humans.
Some mushrooms contain compounds that are dangerous, and sometimes deadly, if consumed by dogs.
NAMA recommends that dog owners take special care with these mushrooms when out on walks:
Dogs can go into a deep, coma-like sleep after consuming certain mushroom toxins. Other mushroom toxins can cause gastrointestinal distress. The effects can last for hours.
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