As Bulldog owners it is our responsibility to assure that we protect our Bullies from ingesting harmful household chemicals. Below we have provided a table listing many of the more common poisons, where they come from, the symptoms of ingestion, and the immediate action to take should your Bullie ingest these poisons. The information provided is for educational purposes and for your convenience only.
Under no circumstance should this information replace the advice of your veterinarian.
|Alkaline cleaners||laundry detergents, ammonia||
If swallowed - pawing at mouth, drooling, abdominal pain
Skin contact - rolling, licking
|Do not induce vomiting. Rinse mouth with milk or water. Rinse skin with cool water|
|Solvents or paint thinner||paint thinner, etc||Vomiting, diarrhea, ulcers on the tongue||Do not induce vomiting. Wash skin and coat. Seek veterinary help immediately if ingested.|
|Antifreeze||garage spills, leaks||Problems with balance, collapse, convulsions||If just eaten, induce vomiting and get to the vet!|
|Aspirin||found in in the house, incorrectly given for pain||Loss of appetite, vomiting (may contain blood), convulsions||Induce vomiting and get to the vet immediately!|
|Anti-depressants (sedatives)||found in the home or incorrectly given by owner||Staggering, loss of coordination, coma||If just eaten, induce vomiting and get to the vet!|
|Cannabis (marijuana)||found in the home||Dilated pupils, agitation, loss of coordination||Confine to a quiet, dimly lit area. Contact your vet possible medication.|
|Carbon monoxide||car exhaust, gas leak||Loss of coordination, unconsciousness, bright red gums||Fresh air, give artificial respiration if necessary|
|Chlorine||water treament equipment||Red eyes and mouth||Flush eyes well with water. Flush mouth with water or milk.|
|Liquid detergents||cleaning solutions||Foaming/frothing from the mouth||Wash the mouth thoroughly with clean water.|
|Flea repellents||flea treatments||Twitching, restlessness, excessive salivation, convulsions||Seek veterinary help immediately.|
|Kerosene oil||heating or cleaning fluids||Stomach discomfort||Do not induce vomiting. Seek veterinary advice immediately.|
|Lead||paint, batteries, lubricants||Vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, whining, light sensitivity||If just eaten, induce vomiting and get to the vet!|
|Phenol||wood preservatives, disinfectants, fungicides||staggering, twitching, depression, coma||Do not induce vomiting. Give milk and vegetable oil. Get to the vet!|
|Slug and snail bait||may be eaten by dog||tremors, excessive salivation, convulsions, coma - may be fatal||If just eaten, induce vomiting and get to the vet!|
|Strychnine||pesticides||anxiety, tension, stiffness, leading to seizures, convulsions, then death||Induce vomiting and get to the vet immediately!|
|Tobacco||cigarettes, cigars, pipes||causes vomiting if swallowed||Charcoal tablets can be used to sooth irritation.|
|Warfarin||rodent bait, dead rodent||bruising, bleeding gums, possibly fatal in small dogs||If just eaten, induce vomiting and get to the vet!|
Note: This document is provided for information purposes only. Lord Goliath's Bulldog Domain does not guarantee the veracity of this information. Under no circumstances should this information replace the advice of your verterinarian.