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If you have any reason to suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.


Any mushroom consumption should be considered toxic unless a specialist can accurately and quickly identify the mushroom eaten. There are thousands of mushroom species, and while only a small amount are considered toxic they can cause severe symptoms or even death.

Signs and symptoms of toxicity: drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, incoordination, depression, tremors, seizures, and organ failure.

Toxic consumption: some mushroom toxins will affect animals very rapidly (15-30 minutes) while others may not produce symptoms for many hours (up to 24 hours)


 – Mushrooms. Pet Poison Helpline. [updated 1/19. accessed 8/20/19.]

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