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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.

Posion Source Symptoms Immediate Action
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.