What is mushroom poisoning?
Although most common backyard mushrooms are safe, some can be fatal to our four-legged friends.
Here are a few tips if mushrooms pop up in your area:
- Avoid mushrooms with white gills (underside), a skirt or ring on the stem and a bulbous.
- Avoid mushrooms with red on the cap or stem.
- If you aren’t sure, remove it immediately from your pets reach or yard!
Symptoms of mushroom poisioning
Symptoms of mushroom poisoning can greatly vary depending on the type eaten.
In the worst case, mushroom poisoning can be fatal causing acute liver and kidney destruction or effect the nervous or gastrointestinal system.
Common symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain
- Yellowing of skin (jaundice)